Malaria Treatment Service in Nigeria

Malaria remains a major Public Health problem in Nigeria and causes death and illness in children and adults, especially
pregnant women.

Malaria case management remains a vital component of the malaria control strategies. This entails early diagnosis and prompt treatment with effective antimalarial medicines. The objectives of this review is to enable health professionals to understand the magnitude of malaria treatment services in Nigeria, to improve knowledge for rational malaria management within different health system contexts with a view to improving access to malaria treatment.

The review therefore looks at the following areas: clinical disease and epidemiology the burden of malaria in Nigeria; objectives of treatment; antimalarial treatment policy; malaria diagnosis, treatment strategies/ National responses; treatment sources.