Nigeria is one of the biggest Global Fund investments. Despite varied health challenges, the country registered successes in its swift response to the Ebola epidemic of 2014, as well as its near elimination of polio. Nigeria used an existing surveillance system for polio to trace all people who had come in contact with the people infected with Ebola, stopping the outbreak.
The country faces significant health challenges, with malaria remaining one of the most significant challenges. Despite significant progress made in increasing coverage of long-lasting insecticidal mosquito nets over the last decade, Nigeria contributes more than a quarter of the global burden of malaria. The country has the world’s fourth-largest TB burden. Given these challenges, Nigeria needs more investment in health both from domestic and international sources.
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