Effect of three years' seasonal malaria chemoprevention on molecular markers of resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine in Ouelessebougou, Mali.

08 Feb 2022
Mahamar A, Sumner KM, Levitt B, Freedman B, Traore A, Barry A, Issiaka D, Dembele AB, Kanoute MB, Attaher O, Diarra BN, Sagara I, Djimde A, Duffy PE, Fried M, Taylor SM, Dicko A
In 2012, seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) was recommended as policy for malaria control by the World Health Organization (WHO) in areas of highly seasonal malaria transmission across the Sahel sub-region in Africa along with monitoring of drug resistance. We assessed the long-term impact of SMC on Plasmodium falciparum resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and amodiaquine (AQ) over a 3-year period of SMC implementation in the health district of Ouelessebougou, Mali.