Nigeria

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a member state of the African Leaders Malaria Alliance. We support Nigeria in the implementation of the country’s scorecard tools and upcoming End Malaria Council.

Scorecard tools

Scorecard management tools are country-owned tools that provide a snapshot of the country’s national and subnational health performance. The colour-coded scorecard tool helps track performance of priority indicators, identify bottlenecks or gaps, increase accountability, and enhance decision making to drive action.

We support Nigeria with 2 scorecard tools:

  • malaria scorecard tool
  • reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH) scorecard tool

Malaria scorecard tool

Nigeria’s malaria scorecard tool was developed in 2018 by the National Malaria Elimination Programme, with support from ALMA and other partners. Since the introduction of the scorecard tool, we have been supporting the Federal Ministry of Health in strengthening and decentralising their malaria scorecard tool and training regional focal points.

RMNCAH scorecard tool

Nigeria’s RMNCAH scorecard tool was developed in 2019 by the Federal Ministry of Health, with support from ALMA, UNICEF and other partners. Since the introduction of the scorecard tool, we have been supporting the Federal Ministry of Health in strengthening and decentralising their RMNCAH scorecard tool to state level.

End Malaria Council

The Nigeria End Malaria Council launched in August 2022. We continue to support Nigeria with the ongoing operations of the End Malaria Council

During the Kigali Summit on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases in June 2022, the Honourable Minister of Health announced that Nigeria will establish a national End Malaria Council. The Nigeria End Malaria Council was launched by His Excellency President Buhari in a televised ceremony in August 2022.

The council is a coalition of senior leaders drawn from government, the private sector and civil society. It is currently chaired by Mr Aliko Dangote, an industrialist, philanthropist and global malaria advocate.

National End Malaria Councils are public-private partnerships established to help accelerate progress against malaria. The council is a country-led and owned initiative that brings together senior-level, multi-sectoral stakeholders. It is focused on driving action and accountability, resource mobilisation and advocacy in the fight against malaria.