Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with an estimated population of 191 million. Malaria is transmitted throughout Nigeria with the transmission season ranging from year-round in the south to three months or less in the north. 2015 household survey data show that the prevalence of malaria parasites in children under five years of age was 27 percent, a 36 percent decrease from 2010. PMI supports malaria control activities in 11 out of 36 states to reach approximately 56 million people.


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Malaria Operational Plans

The Malaria Operational Plans below are detailed 1-year implementation plans for PMI focus countries. Each plan reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs to achieve PMI goals, and provides a description of planned PMI-funded activities. Each Malaria Operational Plan has been endorsed by the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and reflects collaborative discussions with the national malaria control programs and partners in country. Changes to these plans are reflected in revised postings.

FY 2019 Nigeria Malaria Operational PlanPDF2.67 MB Download
FY 2019 Nigeria Revised Funding TablesPDF137.62 KB Download
FY 2018 Nigeria Malaria Operational PlanPDF3.05 MB Download
FY 2018 Nigeria Revised Funding TablesPDF143.71 KB Download
FY 2017 Nigeria Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.21 MB Download
FY 2017 Nigeria Revised Funding TablePDF294.86 KB Download
FY 2016 Nigeria Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.55 MB Download
FY 2016 Nigeria Revised Funding TablePDF210.29 KB Download
FY 2015 Nigeria Malaria Operational PlanPDF1.56 MB Download
FY 2015 Nigeria Revised Funding TablePDF42.56 KB Download
FY 2014 Nigeria Malaria Operational PlanPDF1003.75 KB Download
FY 2014 Nigeria Revised Funding TablePDF36.40 KB Download
FY 2013 Nigeria Malaria Operational PlanPDF945.72 KB Download
FY 2013 Nigeria Revised Funding TablePDF216.23 KB Download
FY 2012 Nigeria Malaria Operational PlanPDF734.09 KB Download
FY 2012 Nigeria Revised Funding TablePDF92.36 KB Download
FY 2011 Nigeria Malaria Operational PlanPDF262.95 KB Download
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Stories from the Field

  • After seeing the show, 9th grader Nurudeen Abubakar, pledges to keep safe from malaria by always sleeping under a mosquito net.

    Suspense, Intrigue, Family, and Drama: TV’s Take on Malaria

    Nov 2018
    Newman Street is more than just a TV show: It is a powerful tool equipping Nigerians with the ability to make decisions on social and health issues like malaria.
  • Dr Nancy Lowenthal (USAID Health Office Director) hands over LLINs to Prof. Folashade Ayoade (Kogi State SSG) while the wife of the Governor Rashida Bello (Kogi Net Ambassador) and other government functionaries look on.

    Implementing a Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets Campaign in a Challenging Environment

    Jun 2018
    In March 2017, PMI carried out a long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLIN) replacement campaign in Kogi State, located in the north central region of Nigeria.
  • An entomology technician at the Oyo State sentinel site prepares for the nightly mosquito catch using a CDC Light Trap. Photo credit: Okeke Ifeanyi Joseph

    Bridging Logistical Gaps in Entomological Surveillance in Nigeria

    Aug 2017
    In Nigeria, entomological surveillance is currently being carried out by the PMI AIRS Project in six locations designated as sentinel sites across five ecological zones of the country.
  • Dr. Abdullahi Yayaha, a PMI AIRS trained entomologist, carries out insecticide resistance studies at the Usmanu Danfodyio University Entomology Laboratory. Photo Credit: Okeke Ifeanyi Joseph

    Closing Nigeria’s Entomology Knowledge Gap

    Mar 2017
    The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying Project (AIRS) in Nigeria is helping to increase the knowledge around the behavior of the malaria-carrying vector, the anopheline species, by training entomologists and malaria vector control experts in universities and national malaria control programs. 
  • Mr. Nwachukwu seventh from the right with his laboratory staff and the PQM team during one of the trainings in Agulu Photo credit: USP/PQM Staff

    Nigerian Zonal Laboratory Moves toward International Accreditation

    Oct 2016
    PMI is currently helping to prepare Agulu zonal laboratory to receive a final accreditation audit from the American National Standards Institute ‒ American Society for Quality (ANSI‒ASQ) National Accreditation Board. If successful, the Agulu zonal laboratory will be one of few laboratories in the world to achieve accreditation in a record time of six months.
  • Pregnant woman and child nap inside an LLIN, HC3 Photo by JHU/HC3 project

    Mass Media Activities Increase Insecticide-Treated Nets Use in Nigeria

    Oct 2016
    Since 2014, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has supported the National Malaria Elimination Program in Nigeria to implement a comprehensive, evidence-based social behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy.
  • Mallam Abubakar Abdulahi, conducting mRDT for a child reporting with suspected malaria fever

    Improving Malaria Case Management with Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Rural Health Care Settings in Nigeria

    Oct 2016
    In 2014, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) began supporting Kebbi State to reduce the burden of malaria through the Malaria Action Programme for States (MAPS) project.
  • Children in Gwantar, Nigeria. Photo credit: Okeke Ifeanyi Joseph, AIRS Nigeria Database Manager

    Nigerian Children Join the Fight against Malaria

    Oct 2016
    The children in the community now understand the importance of regularly sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets and have taken it upon themselves to keep their environment and surroundings clean by carrying out cleaning themselves or urging the adults to assist with such efforts. 
  • A female entomology technician carrying out mosquito identification at the Enugu sentinel site. Photo credit: Dogunro Festus

    Increasing Nigerian Women’s Roles in Entomology Pays Off

    Apr 2015
    The President’s Malaria Initiative Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (PMI AIRS) Project recently appointed gender focal persons in each AIRS country to promote gender inclusion and overcome socio-cultural barriers that prevent the participation of women. 
  • Entomology technicians change a CDC light trap.

    Knowledge is Power

    Nov 2014
    Malaria is the number one killer of children under five in Africa. In Nigeria, 97 percent of the country’s population of 172 million is at risk of being infected with this disease.
  • The field of entomology in Nigeria is improving as university students gain access to the equipment and facilities they need to conduct their research at a newly established insectary, funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative. Source: Michael Olayink

    The Brain Gain in Nigeria

    May 2014

    It’s widely accepted that higher education and research are critical to a country’s economic development. Yet many developing countries lack the facilities and equipment needed to prepare students for the workforce.

  • In Nigeria, spray operator Ishaku Musa interviews a man who will benefit from indoor residual spraying that will protect him and his family from malaria. Source: Funto Adejuwon.

    Country-led Innovation

    May 2013
    Data is how we judge the value and impact of public health programs. However, like many global health professionals, AIRS staff work in low-income countries where data are often collected on paper forms and manually entered into databases, which can lead to errors in data entry.
  • Elizabeth Onawo, a female team leader from Sabon Gari ward in Doma Local Government Area uses text message to communicate with the operations manager and spray operators.

    When Bosses Text

    May 2013
    According to the World Bank, more people in Africa have access to a cell phone than electricity. This provides public health organizations with a unique opportunity to communicate with beneficiaries and program implementers.
  • Nigerian students receive mosquito nets to take home. School-based distribution of long-lasting ITNs can help sustain high coverage after campaigns. Source: NetWorks Project, JHU-CCP

    Continuous Distribution of Mosquito Nets through Schools in Nigeria

    Apr 2013
    In Nigeria, PMI has assisted Cross River State to pilot innovative ways to maintain high rates of household ITN ownership.

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Contracts & Agreements

Listed below are contracts, agreements and implementing partner reports for the PMI focus countries. Documents have been redacted by the awardee at USAID's request to remove any information the awardee considers proprietary.

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