Annual Review of the DFID Support to the National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) Nigeria

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This review is of the 2nd year of work of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) support to the national malaria programme (SuNMaP).

The goal of the support is ‘to achieve progress towards the health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria’. Its purpose is ‘to strengthen delivery of Nigeria’s national malaria control effort’. This is planned to be achieved by the completion of six outputs, one each on: capacity building, harmonisation, prevention, treatment, demand creation and operational research.

The review team found that SuNMaP, with its 11 programme implementing partners (PIPs), is making good progress towards achieving the purpose and outputs of the support. Indeed, some areas of its work are highly impressive. Almost everyone interviewed was very positive about SuNMaP.

SuNMaP’s greatest achievements to date are:

  • The bringing of institutions/organisations and people together to secure a common approach.
  • A functioning, effective partnership between government, DFID and SuNMaP in terms of collaboration, harmonisation and alignment.
  • Addressing the commitments of ownership and alignment, and managing for results.


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