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[afro-nets] Second National Summit on Malaria by Nigerian NGOs
- From: Malariagrp Nigeria <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2007 04:46:26 -0800 (PST)
Second National Summit on Malaria by Nigerian NGOs
14 March, 2007
Ikeja Sheraton Hotel & Towers
"Scaling up Malaria Control Activities: Imperatives for
achieving the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria"
Malaria continues to be a huge public health problem in Nigeria.
The groups most at risk include children, pregnant women and the
aged. Over 50% of Nigeria's 140 million population experience at
least one bout of malaria attack annually. Associated with these
facts are disruptions in production, absenteeism from school and
work, economic waste and loss of human lives. Treatment and
control of malaria is increasingly becoming problematic as
vectors acquire resistance to insecticides, while cases of drug
resistance by parasites abound. New lines of medication are
poorly applied with obvious danger of loss of efficacy.
The first National Summit on Malaria in Nigeria was organized on
November 30, 2004 at the Ikeja Sheraton Hotel & Towers by four
Nigerian indigenous NGOs. It marked a watershed in the visible
involvement of CSOs in the RBM Initiative in Nigeria. The
formation of a national network of CSOs engaged in RBM
activities, and the launching of the body by the Honourable
Minister of Health, Prof. Eyitayo Lambo is one of the important
outcomes of the first Summit. The National Civil Societies on
Malaria, Immunization and Nutrition (NACOMIN) is poised to drive
the malarial control agenda effectively through grassroots
mobilization by member organizations. The Summit is a
collaborative effort by key stakeholders.
Date: March 14, 2007
Venue: Ikeja Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Lagos
Time: 10.00 am prompt
1. Review the Roll Back Malaria interventions since the 1st
National Summit on Malaria.
2. Discuss new trends in the total RBM country situation (ACTs,
ITNs, IVM and integration with child and maternal survival
3. Advocate for the establishment of a Malaria Control Agency in
4. Advocate for increased government and private sector funding
for civil society organizations' RBM and other child survival
5. Advocate for improved transparency and accountability in
resource allocation, management and social audit.
6. Build capacity of CSO on advocacy, resource mobilization, RBM
project development and management.
7. Provide networking platform for CSOs-private-public
Participation is free, but prospective attendees are advised to
send e-mail to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org