Support for National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) was a major malaria control programme financed by DFID Nigeria. A key component of the programme was to use the commercial sector to improve access to quality assured malaria prevention, diagnostic and treatment commodities.
Montrose was contracted to conduct a review of the existing commercial sector strategy and update it in line with current thinking on private sector development strategies.
Montrose was contracted to evaluate and update the SuNMaP commercial sector strategy.
Montrose carried out a comprehensive review of the commercial sector strategy including consideration of how SuNMaP’s work with long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN), rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and pharmaceutical manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers could be made more sustainable by producing systemic change within the market.
Other deliverables included a briefing note on lessons learnt on the commercial sector (internal to the project and in the LLIN market in Nigeria), a revised M&E framework, commercial sector engagement tools and a framework for an in-depth LLIN market survey.
The review recommended that SuNMaP adopt a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) lens with the purpose of facilitating systemic market change, particularly in favour of the poor.
The results of the review were supported by both DFID and SuNMaP and the programme subsequently adopted the revised strategy.
Montrose has subsequently supported SuNMaP to operationalise and monitor the new commercial sector strategy.