Global Fund Malaria Grant
Keanahikishime was awarded a three-year Global Fund grant as a sub-recipient to Catholic Relief Services to implement malaria services in 13 states in Nigeria. The goal of this grant is to reduce the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bring malaria-related mortality to zero.
Activities are focused on the following areas:
Routine distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets through health facilities
Improving the quality and uptake of malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy services
Strengthening supply chain management of malaria commodities, including nets
Improving and strengthening health management information systems (HMIS) and M&E data
Supporting capacity building of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and state MEPs
At the health facility level, the program supports capacity building and mentoring activities of health workers in providing prompt diagnosis and effective treatment of uncomplicated and severe malaria according to national guidelines. The Global Fund-funded program, entitled To Contribute towards Reducing the Malaria Burden to Pre-Elimination Levels and Bringing Malaria-Related Mortality to Zero by 2020 in Nigeria, will work with the Federal Ministry of Health supporting the NMEP through the placement of M&E and procurement, supply, and management advisors to strengthen national planning, oversight, and monitoring capacities. The grant activities prioritize close collaboration with the Government of Nigeria and working with public sector health facilities and service delivery points.