Quality Micro-Planning Processes - Key Strategy for Achieving High Quality LLINs Campaign: Pilot Report from Cross-River State Nigeria
European Journal of Preventive Medicine
Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019, Pages: 32-39
Received: Feb. 5, 2019; Accepted: Apr. 8, 2019; Published: May 15, 2019
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Akubue Augustine Uchenna, Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases Cluster, World Health Organization, Abuja, Nigeria
Nnanke Etimita, Department of M & E, Breakthrough Action, Calabar, Nigeria
Akubue Ngozika Peace, Health Education and Economic Unit, Health Line Consulting Ltd, Enugu, Nigeria
Obi Ikechukwu Vincent, Department of Health Administration and Management, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Emeka Onugu, Monitoring and Evaluation Units, Catholic Relief Services, Abuja, Nigeria
Maureen Uchechi Ugochuku, Monitoring and Evaluation Units, Catholic Relief Services, Abuja, Nigeria
Ani Chinwetalu, Monitoring and Evaluation Units, Catholic Relief Services, Abuja, Nigeria
Koton Ewa Okoi, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Nsa Grace Bassey, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Inyang Asibong, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Joseph Bassey, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Iwara Iwara, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Cecelia Iwara, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Asuquo Ekwe, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Beta Edu, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Essienanwan Ekpenyong, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Joseph Akem Ingwu, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Calabar, Nigeria
Igbo Uche, State Malaria Unit, Ministry of Health, Enugu, Nigeria
Nkiru Calista Ukor, Health System Strengthening Cluster, World Health Organization, Abuja, Nigeria
Nwali Okata James, Department of Primary Health, Ministry of Health, Abakiliki, Nigeria
Ezeugwu Peter Ogbonna, PEI Programme Cluster, WHO, Umuahia, Nigeria
Chine Paul Udoka, ICT Department, UNICEF, Enugu, Nigeria
Bala Mohammed, National Malaria Elimination Programmes, Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, Nigeria
Ebonyi Isaiah, Department of Environmental Health, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nnewi, Nigeria
Dominic Ojiabor Abonyi, Registry Department, Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
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Background: Nigeria is one of the two epicenters of malaria transmission across the globe and contributes to 40 percent global malaria burden. The LLINs distribution campaign is one of the significant and nationally acceptable strategic routes of delivering nets to the entire population across the country. Micro planning of the campaign has been completed in the state in readiness for LLINs 2019 distribution campaign. This study therefore tends to highlight the achievements of this concluded micro-planning processes in identifying all the campaigns needs and challenges while plan and proffer solutions to achieve the high quality campaign outcomes. Study design: This is a qualitative study involving the engagement of all RBM stakeholders. It entailed desk reviews, meetings, community engagements, development and adaptation of programme tools, quantification, estimation of all the campaign needs using the WHO standardized estimates and inauguration of formed campaign work streams required for quality LLINs campaign implementations. Average volume of a bale of 0.14cubic meter, minimum volume of 120% of expected space considering the 20% handling area within the store facility and average access door space of >2.95sq meter) were used as standards for estimation. All variables were analyzed using Microsoft excel package and Health Mappers. Results: Comprehensive Advocacy, logistic and training plans that included and defined the roles and expectations of all the many stakeholders were developed. Micro plan population of 4,251,387 for 2019 with 2,361,882 LLINs, 6.613.3 m3 and handling areas requirement of 1,322m3 were estimated. A total of 11,864 personnel with their responsibilities were identified and trained including estimated costs of NGN387,143,880 at unit operational cost of NGN 166.34 for the delivery of 1 LLIN to the household. Advocacy kits with print materials for the campaign were pre-tested by health educator and identified programme challenges were highlighted. Conclusion: This study therefore underscores the importance of good micro-planning process for high quality LLINs campaign as recommended by WHO for the achievement of LLINs universal coverage.
Keywords
Malaria, Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets, Microplanning, LLINs Campaign: Cross-River State: Nigeria
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Akubue Augustine Uchenna, Nnanke Etimita, Akubue Ngozika Peace, Obi Ikechukwu Vincent, Emeka Onugu, Maureen Uchechi Ugochuku, Ani Chinwetalu, Koton Ewa Okoi, Nsa Grace Bassey, Inyang Asibong, Joseph Bassey, Iwara Iwara, Cecelia Iwara, Asuquo Ekwe, Beta Edu, Essienanwan Ekpenyong, Joseph Akem Ingwu, Igbo Uche, Nkiru Calista Ukor, Nwali Okata James, Ezeugwu Peter Ogbonna, Chine Paul Udoka, Bala Mohammed, Ebonyi Isaiah, Dominic Ojiabor Abonyi, Quality Micro-Planning Processes - Key Strategy for Achieving High Quality LLINs Campaign: Pilot Report from Cross-River State Nigeria, European Journal of Preventive Medicine. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 32-39. doi: 10.11648/j.ejpm.20190702.11
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