In this video, hear from Malaria Consortium's SMC Programme Director, Christian Rassi, as he speaks to the GiveWell team in their research discussion series about seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) and why Malaria Consortium's SMC programme has been a recommended GiveWell top charity since 2016.
GiveWell is a US-based non-profit organisation that conducts in-depth research to determine and recommend non-profit programmes that offer the most impact per dollar spent. Malaria Consortium’s SMC programme has been chosen by them as highly effective for averting deaths and offering donors an ‘outstanding opportunity to accomplish good’ with their donations.
Malaria Consortium’s SMC programme focuses on preventing malaria in some of those who are most vulnerable to the disease - children under five years - during the rainy season in the Sahel region of Africa. Most malaria illness and deaths occur during this peak malaria transmission, which normally runs from July to October. SMC involves administering four monthly courses of antimalarial drugs during the period of highest risk.
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