Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) drugs are delivered in monthly cycles during the rainy season to children 3–59 months to prevent malaria infection. The first doses are administered in the presence of a community distributor upon their visit to the household, with the remaining doses administered by caregivers over the next two days. However, data collected through end-of-round household surveys suggest that some caregivers do not administer the drugs on days two and three. The role model approach identifies existing strengths or solutions among individuals in a community that are then shared with other members to bring about positive changes in behaviour. We explored this approach to find local solutions to the challenges associated with SMC drug administration in Burkina Faso, Chad and Togo.
This poster was presented at the 70th annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.Community delivery | Malaria | SMC | SDGs
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