Social Mobilization activities on GFATM Round 8 Quarter 5 Roll Back Malaria

Thematic Area: Health and Reproductive Right


Malaria has been described as the number one killer of pregnant women and children under 5 years old. It constitutes a major public health problem in Nigeria accounting for 60% outpatient and 39% of all hospital admission.

It is against this backdrop that Gender Awareness Trust with support from Society for Family Health (SFH) implemented the Global Fund Round 8 Malaria in Nigeria that is aim at intensifying malaria control interventions towards universal access in Nigeria. Concerned by the burden of malaria and as a major cause of poverty and number one killer of women and children. The programm's overall goal is to reduce by 50% the 2000 malaria mortality and morbidity figure by 2013 and to minimize the socio-economic impact of the disease. The project  was conducted in 5 different communities  of each of these LGAs of Kaduna State; Kaduna South, Makarfi, Kauru, Zangon Kataf, Jaba, Kaura, Kachia, Chikun, Kaduna North, Sabon-Gari, Jema'a and Sanga LGAs

The objectives of the project are:

  •  To contribute to the rapid scale-up to universal coverage of the population at risk of malaria in 2010 through 100% coverage and 80% of LLINs use and sustain this through 2013.
  •  To contribute to increasing prompt and effective treatment of malaria using ACTs to 80% of the population at risk by 2010 through 2013.
  • To scale up parasitological diagnosis of malaria in patients above 5 years at health facilities by 80% by 2013.
  • To reach at least 80% of the population at risk (families, communities' caregivers, health workers) through BCC for awareness and appropriatete action on malaria prevention and treatment.
  • To contribute to health systems strengthening (including community health strengthening) through malaria control activities.

The BCC activities undertaken by GAT are:

  •   Advocacy to Community gate keepers and traditional leaders.
  •  Community Drama/Road shows
  •        Social Mobilization for LLINs distribution

Project Outcomes: 

  • Overwhelming support for the project by key stakeholders
  •   Increased awareness on hang/keep up of the LLINs
  •   Increased awareness on the use of ACTs and other related recommended drugs.

Donor: Global Fund, SFH, Inter-Gender Development Centre Jos

Location Project StartsProject Ends
Sanga, Jema’a, Kaura, Jaba, Kaduna North, Chikun, Makarfi, Sabon Gari, Kachia, Kauru, Zangon Kataf, Makarfi and Kaduna South LGAs of Kaduna State 2011-06-02 2013-05-30