The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) project in Nigeria is financed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by a consortium led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH). The goal of PMI-S is to contribute to the reduction of under-five and maternal mortality by strengthening the management of malaria and its complications. As a member of the PMI-S consortium, Banyan Global’s role centers on private sector engagement (PSE) under two project task orders: Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ebonyi, and Oyo states for Task Order 3 (for which Banyan Global’s work ended in March 2023) and Benue, Nasarawa, and Plateau states for Task Order 4 (continuing through 2025).
Under PMI-S, Banyan Global provides technical assistance to State Ministries of Health by conducting comprehensive state-wide private sector mapping exercises and then collaboratively developing and implementing PSE strategies based on the mapping findings and recommendations. Banyan Global works with State Malaria Elimination Programs and Local Government Areas to strengthen their capacity to sustainably manage, implement, and monitor malaria case management and health service delivery in private facilities. Additionally, Banyan Global staff in Nigeria conduct trainings with private sector health facility staff on the diagnosis and treatment of both uncomplicated and severe malaria, and on data storage and management. These trainings are followed by a program of monitoring and mentoring visits, to help ensure that staff at private health facilities are able to implement good practices in malaria case management in their hospitals, clinics, and laboratories.