Chad

SMC implementation areas in Chad in 2020

Photo:  SMC implementation areas - Chad

Cycle

Children 3 - 59 months targeted

Children 3 - 59 months reached

Efficiency

Cycle 1

2116633

2255796

107%

Cycle 2

2113758

2284280

108%

Cycle 3

2128688

2281582

107%

Cycle 4

2128688

2217748

104%

Monitoring for coverage, compliance and effectiveness for the 2020 SMC season

Photo: Kathyrn Malhotra /PMI Impact

Monitoring for coverage completeness

  • LQAS survey with monitoring
  • Coverage survey at the end of the campaign. 

Monitoring for compliance

  • Directly observed therapy through door-to door campaign

Evaluating effectiveness

  • Monitoring during supervision and conducting a coverage survey

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

Successes

  • Adapting SMC protocol to take into account COVID - 19 safety measures
  •  Video conference for planning

Challenges

  • Challenges with the implementation of activities that conform to COVID-19 protocol
  • Limited availability of personal protective equipment on the local market
  • Planning and implementation of SMC in 5 new districts

Actions to be carried out

  • Timely training on the revised SMC protocol that incorporates COVID-19 safety measures
  • Context-based planning

Research priorities

SMC impact assessment

Partners

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, NMCP, Université de Ndjamena