Audit of USAID/Nigeria’s TB and Malaria Interventions
Fiscal Year: 2009
Audit Report Available: No
Nigeria has the largest TB burden in Africa, with more than 150,000 new cases and 100,000 TB-related deaths each year. USAID is the only U.S. Government partner supporting Nigeria’s 5-year strategic plan to stop TB with Child Survival and Health resources ($1.6 million in FY 2007 and $2.6 million in FY 2008). These resources have been used primarily to expand access to directly observed treatment services nationwide.
Furthermore, Nigeria’s 140 million people constitute the largest at-risk population for malaria in Africa. Every year Nigerians suffer 60 million episodes of malaria, causing the preventable deaths of 300,000 children and 7,000 women and costing the economy $1.3 billion in lost productivity. With an average of $3 million a year, USAID employs effective and proven community-based and national interventions, including improved access to insecticide-treated nets, availability of prepackaged treatment kits, and training and awareness programs.
The audit will (1) determine whether USAID/Nigeria’s TB and malaria interventions achieved intended results and (2) assess the interventions’ impact.
Source: Office of Inspector General ANNUAL PLAN FISCAL YEAR 2009
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