MALARIA SHORT COURSE

Conducted by The Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, supported by AFENET Nigeria in conjunction with the President’s Malaria Initiative and the National Malaria Elimination Programme, (NMEP)

An estimated 100 million cases of malaria with over 300, 000 deaths occur every year in Nigeria. Proven interventions include prompt and adequate case management, behavioral change communication, and the use of insecticide-treated nets.

However, the knowledge gap on current methods and best practices for implementing malaria interventions has equally been a major problem at the national and especially at the sub-national levels.

The Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme, supported by AFENET Nigeria in conjunction with the President’s Malaria Initiative and the National Malaria Elimination Programme, (NMEP) conducted a three-month Malaria Short Course to build the capacity of programme managers and other officers involved in malaria control. The first cohort of 26 participants from 7 states and the NMEP graduated on the 3rd of April 2019.