The SPARK project is aimed at providing differentiated system-strengthening support to the Ministries of Health in seven northern Nigeria states: Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara. The goal of the program is to assist the State Primary Health Care Development Agencies (SPHCDAs) in leveraging Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) funds and making significant gains in primary healthcare (PHC) and routine immunization (RI) coverage.

Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Aliko Dangote Foundation, this three-year initiative, spanning from November 2023 to November 2026, SPARK is focussed on strengthening planning and coordination for the PHC program to drive effective data-driven and gender-responsive resourcing, performance management, and accountability. Additionally, the initiative seeks to accelerate improvements in RI coverage through the implementation of contextualized high-impact interventions tailored to reach zero-dose children.

To achieve these objectives, Solina is partnering with McKinsey and Chigari Foundation to leverage their expertise in healthcare systems strengthening and program implementation.