Global Fund Malaria
PPFN recognized as the largest non-governmental organization in Nigeria signed an agreement with Society for Family Health (SFH) in 2008-2012 to scale up malaria control activities in FCT, Kaduna, Sokoto, Zamfara, Plateau and kwara States in the global fund malaria Round 4 phase 2 grant This project was aimed at providing services for both pregnant women and children less than five (5) years through the use of private health sector facilities such as clinics/hospitals, patent medicine vendors, role model mothers (RMM) and outreaches in rural communities and hard to reach areas. However, interventions used under this grant includes the distribution of long lasting insecticides treated nets (LLITNs) for pregnant women and children less than five (5) years old Distribution of Artemisinin based combination therapies (ACTs) and Sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine for prevention of malaria in pregnancy.
Global fund Malaria Round 8 phase 1 project started from 2010-2012, while phase 2 lasted from 2012 to January 2015, sponsored by the global fund in collaboration with the ministry of health, private health facilities, patent medicine vendors and pharmacies in 14 states both in the north central and north west regions to scale up malaria prevention and treatment intervention to universal coverage. In line with the Nigerian National Malaria Treatment policy, Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) and microscopy, were used as pilot in FCT at both private and public health sectors.
Global fund Malaria (GFM) New Funding Model (NFM) from 2015-2016 was initiated to reduce malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and to bring malaria related mortality to zero by 2020 for the improvement of private sectors in prevention, diagnosis and treatment in line with national treatment guideline for malaria. The project focused on pregnant women and under 5 children. It covered all the local government areas in Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara. However, the projects was a huge success, in both the north west and north central regions of the federation. PPFN surpassed its 2016 IPT targets within the first six months of the year. The distribution of commodity (ACT) 1-4 recorded over 65 percent success in the north west and north central regions. Furthermore, RDT recorded over 43 percent success, Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) and LLIN recorded over 197 and 69 percent success respectively.
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