SMC Alliance

The SMC Alliance is a group of stakeholders involved in SMC campaigns, from National Malaria Control Programmes to international technical partners, donors, research, and implementing agencies. Membership is open to all interested parties.

The co-chairs are Erin Eckert of RTI, Perpetua Uhomoibhi of Nigeria, and Christian Kompoare of the National Malaria Programme of Burkina Faso. Medicines for Malaria Venture serves as the Secretariat of the SMC Alliance.

For membership enquires please contact tchouatieua [at] mmv [dot] org (Andre-Marie Tchouatieu).

Sub Groups

The SMC Alliance has a number of sub-groups that address specific issues including a Monitoring and Evaluation sub-group, a Research sub-group, and a Communications and Advocacy sub-group.

History of the Alliance

The SMC Alliance (formerly the SMC Working Group) was created as an initiative of SMC implementing countries in November 2013, under the auspices of the annual West and Central African Regional Networks review and planning meeting for malaria control activities organised in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Currently, the global reach of SMC is over 50 million children since SMC was recommended by the World Health Organization in 2012. The last SMC Alliance meeting was held in March 2024 in Abuja, Nigeria.

The review and planning meeting for SMC activities was initiated by Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the West African Health Organization (WAHO), Malaria Consortium, Catholic Relief Services, President’s Malaria Initiative and other partners, to fill the gap left following the restructuring of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) to End Malaria.

At the 2020 SMC Accra stakeholders’ meeting, a recommendation was made to attach the SMC Alliance to the RBM Partnership to End Malaria but maintain its autonomy as a stand-alone working group.