UNITAID

ACCESS SMC

Malaria Consortium

Catholic Relief Service

SMC at scale- saving lives (Technical brief)


Publication Date:
13/11/2017

Author:
Alexandra York

Type:
Technical brief

SMC at scale- saving lives

Publication Date:
13/11/2017
Author:
Alexandra York
Type:
Technical brief

Malaria is preventable and treatable, but many children living in Africa die from malaria before their fifth birthday. The ACCESS-SMC project has proven the feasibility, safety and effectiveness of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) at scale.and effective. There is an estimated gap of 12 to 18 million children who could benefit from SMC, but who are not currently included in SMC programmes. It is urgent to close this gap and maximize the impact of this intervention. Malaria can be prevented, and in the Sahel and sub-Sahel regions of Africa SMC can make an important contribution.

Keywords: The Gambia | Guinea | Mali | Niger | Nigeria | Chad | Burkina Faso