The Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria, in partnership with Access Bank Plc, and GBC health convened private sector partners- Telecommunications, Financial Institutions, Services, FMCGs, Pharma companies, etc. – to launch the Malaria to Zero Initiative, 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.
With its launch in April 2016 seen as a first step towards complementing government’s effort in achieving its malaria pre-elimination goals by 2020 and a Malaria-Free Nigeria by 2040, the Alliance believes that transition from malaria control to elimination provides a compelling opportunity to inspire bold, innovative approaches and complementary non-traditional public private partnerships to disrupt poor malaria outcomes and catalyze a path towards achieving Nigeria’s pre-elimination targets by 2020.
Private Sector Contribution to Ending Malaria in the last 1 year
- 215,000 pregnant women and unborn children protected with intermittent preventive therapy
- 1,000,000 Rapid diagnostic tests purchased to ensure those with malaria are correctly treated
- 13,000,000 Insecticide treated nets distributed to protect individuals and families at risk from malaria.