Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a community-based intervention used in Burkina Faso to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality in children under five. SMC involves the administration of monthly courses of the antimalarial medicines sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and amodiaquine (AQ), or ‘SPAQ’. Caregivers often find it difficult to administer SPAQ without the support of a community distributor. This study aimed to identify and promote good behaviours within communities that improve the administration of SMC medicines without supervision.
This poster was presented at the 71st annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Country: Burkina FasoKeywords: Community delivery | Research | Malaria | SMC | SDGs
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