Malaria is a significant health problem in Ekiti State, Nigeria, particularly among children aged between 6 and 59 months. The prevalence of malaria in this group is as high as 32.3%. Additionally, there is poor malaria prevention and health-seeking behaviour in the state, with only about 23.1% of households having at least one insecticide-treated net (ITN).

To improve the progress made in the fight against malaria, the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) with the support of the World Bank and Islamic Development Bank is implementing anti-malaria interventions across 11 states including Ekiti, by financing performance-based contracts with Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to strengthen the delivery and promote the uptake of malaria prevention and treatment services in locations with the greatest burden of malaria.

In this three-year World Bank funded, Solina aims to reduce the mortality rate among children under five through malaria elimination interventions to target beneficiaries (children under five and pregnant women) in Ekiti state. The project focuses on service delivery to these target beneficiaries and provides health system strengthening and technical assistance to bring significant progress and positive outcomes.