Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, has been implementing its seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaigns since 2017. In 2021, however, the rising conflict in the region — and the resulting displacement of individuals — made it incredibly challenging to reach all eligible children with SMC. Additionally, delayed confirmation of funding disrupted planning activities, leaving just eight weeks for preparation. Despite these obstacles, the rollout of the 2021 SMC campaign in Borno state was successful and we reached around 2.1 million eligible children.
Country: NigeriaKeywords: Capacity development | Community delivery | Malaria | iCCM | Maternal, neonatal and child health | Preventive treatments | Seasonal malaria chemoprevention | SDG3
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