In Nigeria, malaria infection is a major cause of mortality and morbidity among children under five, accounting for 95,000 deaths annually. Our seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaigns provide under-fives with antimalarials to prevent malaria infection during the rainy season, when malaria transmission is at its peak. In Kogi state, SMC implementation took place between June and October 2021. We used routine surveillance data from the routine health management information system to compare SMC impact in implementing and control areas.
This poster was presented at the 71st annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Country: NigeriaKeywords: Capacity development | Research | Malaria | MNCH | SMC | SDGs
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