Benin

Areas eligible for SMC and areas where SMC is implemented in 2020

Photo: Benin SMC eligible zones and areas implemented

Benin

Children 3 - 59 months planned

Children 3 - 59 months treated

Efficiency

Cycle 1

274008

200661

73%

Cycle 2

274008

234938

86%

Cycle 3

274008

262249

96%

Cycle 4

274008

158643

58%

Data received from the NMCP of Benin

Monitoring for coverage and compliance in the 2020 SMC season

Photo: Toby Madden / MMV

Monitoring of coverage completeness

  • Supervision and monitoring of data management
  • Daily data collection and feedback
  • Use of smartphones

 

Monitoring for compliance

  • Supervised intake for three days
  • Supervision of catchment area during the two days after the first intervention
     

Monitoring of Effectiveness

  • SMC Effectiveness Study
  • Follow-up of confirmed malaria cases reported in DHIS2 in these areas during the implementation period

Successes, opportunities, challenges and solutions in the 2020 SMC season

Successes

  • Administration of medicines to children by mothers or babysitters of children to avoid contamination with COVID-19
  • Effective involvement of stakeholders at all levels
  • Organization of the debriefing end of each day favors identification of bottlenecks and definition of approaches to solutions.
  • Use of fora to promote information sharing in time
  • The digitization of campaigns facilitates reporting and data consolidation in real tim

 

Opportunities

  • Maintain a consistent strategy during the period of the pandemic
  • Digitalize the campaign and ensure good data management follow-up

 

Challenges

  • Implementation of training sessions for minimizing the risks of contamination
  • Campaign implementation with a reduction of the risk of contamination
  • Transition from a manual to a digital campaign


Solutions put in place

  • Integration of safety measures in the training modules
  • Limitation of the number of participants for the training
  • Purchase of protection materials
  • Compliance with protection measures during training and the administration of drugs

Research priorities for 2020

Research projects

  • Evaluation of the molecular and pharmaco-epidemiology of the efficacy of SMC in Benin : ongoing case-control component as part of the OPT-SMC project
  • Assessment of the cost of SMC

Partners

  • EDCTP
  • The Global Fund