Impact of seasonal RTS,S/AS01<sub>E</sub> vaccination plus seasonal malaria chemoprevention on the nutritional status of children in Burkina Faso and Mali.

22 Feb 2022
Grant J, Sagara I, Zongo I, Cairns M, Yerbanga RS, Diarra M, Zoungrana C, Issiaka D, Nikièma F, Sompougdou F, Tapily A, Kaya M, Haro A, Sanogo K, Sienou AA, Traore S, Thera I, Yalcouye H, Kuepfer I, Snell P, Milligan P, Ockenhouse C, Ofori-Anyinam O, Tinto H, Djimde A, Chandramohan D, Greenwood B, Dicko A, Ouédraogo JB
A recent trial in Burkina Faso and Mali showed that combining seasonal RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccination with seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) substantially reduced the incidence of uncomplicated and severe malaria in young children compared to either intervention alone. Given the possible negative effect of malaria on nutrition, the study investigated whether these children also experienced lower prevalence of acute and chronic malnutrition.