New preventive malaria treatment strategy in the Sahel shows promising results


Té / 24 September 2012

For the first time, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is rolling out a large-scale in-situ strategy for the preventive treatment of malaria, called seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), in two pilot projects in Chad and Mali. Antimalarial treatments have been administered to some 170,000 children aged between 3 months and 5 years old; the initial results are highly encouraging, with a 65% drop in the number of malaria cases in the week following the treatment’s administration in Koutiala project, southern Mali.


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