From data to action: Analyzing data to inform SMC implementation, 2016Published: Apr 27, 2016
In preparation for the upcoming SMC season, NMCPs in Guinea, Mali, Niger and The Gambia have been working with key partners to ensure data quality that reliably informs the microplanning and data collection for the upcoming SMC campaign. 

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Stakeholder mobilization: Setting the scene for the next season of SMCPublished: Apr 27, 2016
As the 2016 SMC campaign approaches, it is essential that all stakeholders are mobilized and are involved in the process of microplanning. This ensures the successful roll out of the SMC intervention, and in turn guarantees that as many children as possible benefit from this lifesaving treatment. 

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Burkina Faso: Preparing for roll out of the 2016 campaignPublished: Apr 27, 2016
In 2015, Burkina Faso implemented seasonal malaria chemoprevention in 11 health districts during the months of August, September, October and November thanks to the ACCESS-SMC project and with the technical support of Malaria Consortium. 

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Transforming the malaria landscape in the Sahel: Seasonal malaria chemopreventionPublished: Apr 27, 2016
As we prepare to embark upon the second season of SMC distribution as part of the ACCESS-SMC project, Malaria Consortium will hold the first ACCESS-SMC symposium: Transforming the malaria landscape in the Sahel: Seasonal malaria chemoprevention. 

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Learning from the 2015 SMC campaign to improve coverage rates in 2016Published: Apr 27, 2016
Following the last SMC cycle in 2015, research groups in each of the 7 ACCESS-SMC countries undertook household surveys to collect information on SMC doses received each month. The surveys also gathered information about adherence to daily doses, reasons for missed doses, and contextual factors including the method that was used for SMC delivery (door-to-door or fixed point). Furthermore, these surveys allowed data collectors to learn about the socioeconomic status and education of the caregiver and discuss the use of other preventive measures for malaria.  

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