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Preventing Childhood Malaria through Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC): Three Big Lessons

Authors: Kathryn Malhotra and Anne Bulchis Children under five years of age are the most vulnerable group affected by malaria. In 2017, they accounted for about 60% of all malaria deaths worldwide. Fortunately, there are proven ways to prevent malaria in this population. One is seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC)—a campaign style public health intervention to prevent and treat malaria infection in young children living in the Sahel region of Africa. SMC involves giving an... Read More
at Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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U.S. Ambassador to Niger Eric P. Whitaker Discusses Country's Upcoming SMC Campaign

Authors: Koko Daniel and Maman Badamassi Malaria is a major public health problem in Niger. It is the country’s primary cause of illness and accounts for half of all recorded deaths. While the entire population of Niger is at risk of malaria, children are especially vulnerable when they become infected because they have little to no immunity to the disease. In Niger, children under five years of age account for about 62 percent of the burden of malaria and 75 percent of malaria-related... Read More
at Monday, June 24, 2019
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