An operational plan for integrated Case Management Neglected Tropical Diseases (CM-NTDS) for the next three years (2019 to 2021) has been developed. A team from the Federal Ministry of Health, led by the National Coordinator and supported by Accelerated Integrated Management (AIM) Initiative created this strategic plan during a two days finalization meeting in Abuja last week.
The operational plan contains four strategic priorities: strengthen government ownership, coordination and partnership; enhance planning for results, resource mobilization and financial sustainability of NTD programme; scale up access to interventions, treatment and service delivery capacities; and enhance CM-NTD monitoring, evaluation, surveillance and operational research. The estimated budget of the plan for 3 years is $ 8,501,573.90.
ONCHOCERCIASIS/LYMPHATIIC FILARIASIS MAM MONITORING IN NIGER STATE, AUGUST 2018
Ongoing Onchocerciasis/Lymphatiic Filariasis MAM in Niger State is being monitored with focus on ascertaining gaps in MAM implementation and bringing up recommendations of actions that will strengthen this activity in future.
These were decided upon during the planning meeting held to this effect in the state this week. The meeting was sponsored by United Consortium M&E Desk, FMOH.