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Impact of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention among Children 5 to 10 Years of Age in Kita and Bafoulabe Districts, Mali

In 2015, malaria was the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in children under 5 years of age in Mali with a microscopic parasite prevalence of 36% (Malaria Indicator Survey in Mali 2015). The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in Mali adopted Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) for children aged 3 to 59 months as a national policy in 2012. Implementation began in one pilot district in 2012 and was gradually scaled-up with nation-wide coverage achieved in 2016.

This study was commissioned to measure coverage, impact, and cost of adding Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) to children aged 5 to 10 years during the malaria transmission season. 

Published 2021-04-12

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