In 2015, our firm was engaged by the National Malaria Elimination Programme to carry out the malaria household and health facility assessment surveys in the 7 intervention states (Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano and Rivers) and two comparison states (Delta and Kaduna) of Nigeria. The purpose of the end-line survey was to establish trends in key performance indicators over the life span of the National Malaria Control Booster Project (NMCBP).
The objectives of the survey was to: (a) assess the knowledge, attitude and key practices related to malaria management in the focal seven project states and two control states; and (b) assess the human, infrastructural and material inputs available in public health facilities in the focal seven states and the two control states for qualitative child health and antenatal care service delivery; including availability of effective anti-malarials at PMV shops within the communities.
An internationally accepted methodology – the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) was the method used for conducting these surveys. A total of 3,015 interviews were conducted.