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Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) - Review and Planning Meeting 2019

19 - 02 - 2019 to 21 - 02 - 2019
Hotel Pullman Teranga, Dakar, Senegal

Since the publication of the WHO recommendation on SMC in March 2012 and after 3-6 years of implementation, this intervention has emerged as a crucial strategy for reducing the burden of malaria in the Sahel region. SMC is also a safe and cost-effective strategy that can be easily administered by health workers and caregivers at the community level. As such, it has been well accepted and widely deployed by national malaria control programs (NMCPs), government decision-makers and local communities, whose youngest populations continue to benefit from its protective effects.

The SMC Working Group is organizing this meeting to serve as a platform for discussion between interested Partners in the global health community and national malaria programs to review and share key lessons and experiences.