Global Fund R8 Malaria Project:
ARFH was a Sub-Recipient to the National Malaria Elimination program from the Phase 1 of the Global Round 8 Malaria grant where she implemented in 6 Nigerian states (Bauchi, Rivers,Niger,Bayelsa and Kaduna and Enugu States) ARFH was the only Sub recipient to pilot a result driven Community Case Management component of the Malaria grant, with a robust COB/FBO supportive structure which has been replicated by other SRs
Subsequently ARFH implemented GF Malaria Phase 2 Grant in five states (Oyo, Osun, Adamawa, Niger and Bayelsa) where ARFH is leading the design and implementation of culturally appropriate BCC strategies using social mobilization approaches, resulting to improved access to and increased utilization rates of LLIN as well as improved access to and use of Artemisinin based Combination Therapy (ACT)
Strategies implemented included: Malaria Prevention, Case Management, Behavioural Change Communication (BCC), Procurement and Supply chain Management (PSM), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Programme Management (PM).
- 386,268 LLINs distributed to targeted risk groups (primarily pregnant women and children U5) through continuous distribution in the public health facilities
- 43% of targeted risk groups (primarily pregnant women and children U5) attending ANC and EPI, received LLINs through continuous distribution channels in the public and private health facilities
3. 89% of Global Fund supported facilities suspected malaria cases receive a parasitological test at public sector health facilities.
4. 98% of confirmed malaria cases received first-line antimalarial treatment according to national policy at public sector health facilities (GF-supported health facilities)
Health Worker training on Malaria Commodity Logistic System (MCLS)
5. A total of 126 state trainers on Management of Commodity Logistics System (MCLS) in all the states. This was followed almost immediately by the training of a total of 2,922 drug handlers on MCLS among other strategies to support MCLS
Health Worker training on Health Management Information System (HMIS)
6. Training of 3,067 data clerks/record officers on NMHIS tools across all the states among other strategies to improve data management