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NGA 2010 MIS

The 2010 Nigeria Malaria Indicator Survey (2010 NMIS) was implemented by the National Population Commission (NPC) and the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) from October 2010 through December 2010. ICF International provided technical assistance through the MEASURE DHS programme, a project funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which provides support and technical assistance in the implementation of population and health surveys in countries worldwide.

The 2008 NDHS data shows that household ownership of ITNs was 8 percent and ITN use by children under five was 6 percent and 5 percent for pregnant women. The proportion of children with fever who received appropriate treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) was found to be 2 percent, and the proportion of pregnant women who received IPT, that is two or more doses of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) with at least one dose provided during an ANC visit, was 5 percent. However, between 2008 and 2010, over 24 million LLINs have been distributed through mass campaigns in 14 states, and more than 45 million doses of ACTs have been deployed. This underscores the importance of this survey which provides more up-to-date information on the progress of malaria interventions in Nigeria and the impact of these interventions.

A previous effort was made to carry out a similar survey in 2005 to evaluate the Implementation of 2001-2005 Country Strategic Plan; that survey, however, did not capture laboratory/malariometric measurements critical to establishing malaria prevalence rates that serve as an impact indicator directly tied to malaria control interventions. Many of the frequently quoted prevalence rates for malaria were derived from localized household or health facility based surveys which are not nationally representative. The 2010 NMIS however fills a this gap by providing the baseline malaria prevalence rates that can be compared to future national and zonal prevalence estimates to evaluate progress towards reducing malaria prevalence in Nigeria.

The standardized MIS tools and outputs also provide a strategic opportunity to compare the malaria burden and control effort across regional and national boundaries, while demonstrating variation and changes in patterns across recognized transmission zones, making it a veritable tool in monitoring changing transmission patterns.

The final report is available here.


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