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Effectiveness of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in Children under Ten Years of Age in Senegal: A Stepped-Wedge Cluster-Randomised Trial.

Abstract BACKGROUND: Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) plus amodiaquine (AQ), given each month during the transmission season, is recommended for children living in areas of the Sahel where malaria transmission is highly seasonal. The recommendation for SMC is currently limited to children under five years of age, but, in many areas of seasonal transmission, the burden in older children may justify extending this age limit. This study was done to determine the effectiveness of SMC in Senegalese children up to ten years of age.


Auteur(s) : Cissé B, Ba EH, Sokhna C, NDiaye JL, Gomis JF, Dial Y, Pitt C, NDiaye M, Cairns M, Faye E, NDiaye M, Lo A, Tine R, Faye S, Faye B, Sy O, Konate L, Kou
Pages : 11
Année de publication : 2016
Revue : PLoS Med.
N° de volume : 13
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : FAYE Oumar