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Children &Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Bill Brieger | 23 Aug 2022 08:43 am

Seasonal Malaria Chemoprophylaxis (SMC) more equitable than Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (LLINS) in Senegal

Sarah McHugh  has contributed this posting to the Blog site for the JHU site for the course Social and Behavioral Foundations of Primary Health Care. This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is senegal-nmcp-malaria-interventions.pngAlthough malaria transmission and infection rates in Senegal have declined in the past two decades from over 300 incidences of malaria infection per 1000 people at risk in 2000 to about 50 in 2020, malaria remains a burden and Senegal is still working with partners and stakeholders to research potential control and elimination strategies. Malaria is endemic in Senegal, where all of its inhabitants are at risk of contracting the disease and the country has a tropical zone of the country, where there is year-round transmission of malaria and a Sahelian zone, where transmission is high during and after the rainy season. (Map: Malaria interventions across transmission zones in Senegal) This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is target-areas-for-smc-2021-2023-1.pngThe WHO currently recommends that children under five years of age who reside in areas that have high seasonal malaria transmission (where most of the annual malaria cases occur during four months of the year) receive SMC during the months of high transmission. Although not currently recommended by the WHO, Senegal is the only SMC country that includes children up to ten years of age in SMC distribution. (SMC District MAP: PMI supported SMC districts in Senegal)

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