In late 2020, the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) funded Expanding System Capacity and Availability of Malaria Chemoprevention in the Sahel Region (SMC IMPACT) programme provided to Malaria Consortium, a $3.7m USD grant to cover 3-years (January 2021 – December 2023) of SMC implementation in 2 (10%) of the 20 LGAs of Bauchi State.
The objective of the SMC IMPACT programme is to reduce malaria morbidity and improve geographic coverage with SMC. The remaining 18 LGAs of Bauchi State are covered with SMC with funding support from Malaria Consortium/Philanthropic Funding.
The two supported LGAs are Ningi and Tafawa Balewa; and in the first year, a total of 265,000 eligibale children were covered. The end of round (EoR) survey report indicated a 94.5% coverage of all eligible children in Bauchi State and 98.5% of the covered children receiving full course perventive treatment for at least 3 of the 4 cycles.