Potential Areas of Collaborative Planning of Malaria Interventions

A process evaluation of potential areas of collaborative planning of malaria interventions in Nigeria

Research Methods and Approaches

The study deployed a desk review of available campaign reports and a qualitative methodology using key informant interview (KII) and focus group discussion (FGD) guides. A total of 91 KII, comprising of 7 national, 14 state-level, 66 at LGA-level, 4 among implementing partners, and 1 FGD, were conducted. The process evaluation was carried out on stand-alone campaign interventions in the study state. Themes based on a priori topics and emerging themes were extracted using Atlas Ti version 6.


  • Desk-based review of reports, lessons learned
  • Secondary data analysis of existing quantitative data from insecticide-treated nets (ITN) and seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign distributions
  • Field-based qualitative data collection at federal, state, LGA, health facility and community levels


  • Reviewed insecticide-treated nets (ITN) and seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign timelines (engagement meetings, microplanning and distribution)
  • Early consensus-building meeting with all relevant stakeholders
  • Conducted key informant interviews and observed key activities using guide and checklist
  • Analyzed key informant interviews and focus group discussions including SMC coverage data to inform findings and recommendations

A total of 91 key informant interviews were conducted.