The National Coordinator, NMEP 
Dr. Godwin Ntadom MBBS, MPH, PhD, MD.

Dr. Godwin Ntadom is a Public Health expert and Malariologist. He has a Master in Public Health (MPH) and a Fellowship in Field Epidemiology from the National Institute of Public Health, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in Medical Parasitology and Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He started his career as a Medical Officer in the National Malaria and Vector Control Division (now National Malaria Elimination Programme) in 1997. In 2006, he became the Head of Case Management Branch until December 2017, after which he was posted to head the Epidemiology Division of the Federal Ministry of Health, and also appointed as the Chief Consultant Epidemiologist (CCE) of Nigeria. Dr. Ntadom was redeployed back to the National Malaria Elimination Programme as the National Coordinator in August 2023.

The Vision - A MALARIA free Nigeria

The Mission - To provide equitable, comprehensive, cost-effective, efficient and impactful malaria control interventions through transparent, accountable, client-oriented, community-owned and multisectoral approaches that contribute to a strengthened health system.

The Goal - To achieve a parasite prevalence of less than 10% and reduce mortality attributable to malaria to less than 50 deaths per 1,000 livebirths by 2025.

The Objectives

1. Improve access and utilization of vector control interventions to at least 80% of targeted population by 2025.

2. Ensure provision of chemoprevention, diagnosis and appropriate treatment for 80% of the target populations at risk by 2025

3. Improve generation of evidence for decision making and impact through reporting of quality malaria data and information from at least 80% of health facilities (public and private) and other data sources including surveillance, surveys and operations research by 2025.

4. Strengthen coordination, collaboration, and strategic partnership to promote efficiency and effectiveness of malaria control activities towards achieving at least 75% improvement from baseline using a standardized OCA tool.

5. Improve funding for malaria control by at least 25% annually through predictable and innovative sources to ensure sustainability at federal and sub-national levels.

The NMEP has six branches namely:

  • Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM)
  • Integrated Vector Management (IVM).
  • Surveillance Monitoring and Evaluation or Operational Research (SMEOR)
  • Case Management (CM).
  • Procurement and supply chain Management (PSM).
  • Programme Management (PM)