Global Fund Malaria
Since 2009, the Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) has been a sub-recipient to the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) on the Global Fund R8 Malaria Grant. We support Malaria Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment Services in 1,686 health facilities across 5 states namely Adamawa, Bayelsa, Niger, Osun and Oyo States. ARFH has distributed more than one million long lasting insecticide treated nets to end users through the public sector. About 2.5 million persons have been treated for malaria according to national guidelines in the past couple of years.
ARFH also implements Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization activities including Compound Meetings and Community Dialogue in more than 1000 communities. 1365 ARFH-trained role model caregivers provide malaria treatment to under-five children at community level to prevent severe malaria and its consequences. This has led to increase in LLIN Utilization as demonstrated by operational studies. It may have contributed to the downward trend in malaria incidence and related mortality as observed in recent national surveys.
We also provide technical to NMEP in policy development. ARFH also works with state teams to strengthen data and logistics management system in the five-supported states; through capacity building of about 6,000 health workers and provision of supportive supervision.