Co-implementing vitamin A supplementation with seasonal malaria chemoprevention in Sokoto State, Nigeria: a feasibility and acceptability study.

05 Jul 2022
Oresanya O, Phillips A, Okereke E, Ahmadu A, Ibinaiye T, Marasciulo M, Ward C, Adesoro O, Mohammed R, Nikau J, Isokpunwu CO, Inname MA, Counihan H, Baker K, Maxwell K, Smith H
Bi-annual high dose vitamin A supplements administered to children aged 6-59 months can significantly reduce child mortality, but vitamin A supplementation (VAS) coverage is low in Nigeria. The World Health Organization recommends that VAS be integrated into other public health programmes which are aimed at improving child survival. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) provides a ready platform for VAS integration to improve health outcomes. This study explored the feasibility and acceptability of integrating VAS with SMC in one local government area in Sokoto State.