Impact of Malaria Intervention Package in Schools on Plasmodium Infection, Anaemia and Cognitive Function in Schoolchildren in Mali: A pragmatic cluster-randomised trial

School-aged children are rarely targeted by malaria control programmes, yet the prevalence of Plasmodium infection in primary school children often exceeds that seen in younger children and could affect hemoglobin concentration and school performance.

A cluster-randomised trial was carried out in 80 primary schools in southern Mali to evaluate the impact of a school-based malaria intervention package. The trial found that malaria control delivered through schools can significantly reduce the risk of anemia and improve sustained attention in primary school children.

 

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Published 2018-02-23