Health Innovation Partnership

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The Malaria-to- Zero Initiative

Despite significant investments in malaria interventions over the last decade, Nigeria has not experienced commensurate results in terms of malaria outcomes. The transition from malaria control to elimination provides a compelling opportunity for Nigeria to reflect on its aspirations, take stock on progress and inspire bold, innovative approaches and complementary non-traditional public-private partnerships to disrupt poor malaria outcomes.

The Malaria-to- Zero Initiative is an innovative financing platform to galvanize private sector resources and capabilities for sustained support towards averting at least one million malaria cases and deaths by 2020 – a first step towards complementing Government’s effort in achieving its malaria pre-elimination goals by 2020.

Prioritized programmatic interventions include: targeted demand creation; indoor residual spraying; seasonal chemoprophylaxis; management of severe malaria; distribution of LLINs in under-served areas; and enhancing in-country capacity for malaria innovation and research.

Program Target

To save at least 1 million lives in Nigeria by 2020, particularly amongst the most vulnerable – women and under-five children, by averting malaria cases and deaths through core malaria preventive and treatment interventions; To reach at least 20 million people in Nigeria with demand creation and targeted communication for improved knowledge, attitude and practices towards malaria elimination, especially amongst women and under-five children


General population, with particular emphasis on under-five children and pregnant women