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children aged under 5 years

Assessment of the Feasibility, Acceptability, and Impact of Implementing Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in Nampula Province, Mozambique: Protocol for a Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Study

September 23, 2021 - 09:19 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Wharton-Smith A, Baker K, Candrinho B, et al.
Reference: 
JMIR Res Protoc. 2021 Sep 15;10(9):e27855

Malaria is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in children aged under 5 years in Mozambique. The World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), the administration of four monthly courses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and amodiaquine (AQ), to children aged 3-59 months during rainy season. However, as resistance to SP is widespread in East and Southern Africa, SMC has so far only been implemented across the Sahel in West Africa.

NOT Open Access | Influence of Maternal Exposure to Malaria Social and Behavioral Change Messages and Effectiveness of Communication Media on Bed Net Use and Malaria Infection in Malawi

October 28, 2020 - 08:46 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Nkoka O, Chuang TW, Chen YH
Reference: 
Health Educ Behav. 2020 Oct 23:1090198120964201

Malawi is a malaria-endemic country. A national malaria communication strategy was adopted to disseminate malaria messages with the aim of improving knowledge and adoption of malaria interventions.

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