Niger

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

Photo: SMC implementation areas in Niger 2020

Cycle

Children 3 - 59 months targeted

Children 3 - 59 months reached

Efficiency

Cycle 1

4289519

4465018

104%

Cycle 2

4289519

4543099

106%

Cycle 3

4289519

4564753

106%

Cycle 4

4289519

4494046

105%

Data from the NMCP of Niger

Monitoring for coverage and compliance in the 2020 SMC season

Photo: Mother and child in Niger

Monitoring coverage

Use of administrative data (number of children treated reported to target)

Monitoring compliance

  • Monitoring from Day 2
  • Supervision of the process

Monitoring effectiveness

  • The effectiveness of the intervention must be assessed through an impact study

 

 

Successes, opportunities, challenges and proposed solutions in the 2019 SMC season

Successes

  • Remote work for technical committee meetings, evaluation and sharing sessions
  • Telework for regional planning
  • Adapting the implementation of SMC to the COVID-19 context
  • The common basket of inputs

Challenges

  • Holding technical committee meetings
  • Conducting evaluation sessions at all levels
  • Micro planning at the operational level
  • Maintaining community support for SMC
  • The effective deployment of the SMC strategy in new eligible districts (micro planning, advocacy, administration, and management)
  • Compliance with the 2nd and 3rd dose
  • Linking SMC with screening for malnutrition,
  • Referring fever case management and cases of other diseases
  • Other local initiatives

Proposed solutions

  • Maintaining evaluation sessions and respecting COVID-19 safety measures
  • Strengthening communication and sensitization of SMC within  COVID-19 context
  • Continue advocacy with partners for support of new eligible districts
  • Increasing the importance of raising awareness

Research priorities for 2020

  • Adapting SMC targets groups and implementation in hyper and hypo-endemic zones.


Implementation research partners

  • NMCP, MMV and CERMES