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Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention now underway in Burkina Faso, Chad, Nigeria

News | 21 September 2017
...of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) is now underway in Burkina Faso, Chad and Nigeria through the Unitaid-funded ACCESS-SMC project implemented by Malaria Consortium. A Unitaid delegation arrived in Burkina Faso today to monitor the project there. Most childhood deaths from malaria in the region occur during the rainy season. SMC treatment during this period has proven to prevent illness and death from malaria. This year, more than 15 millio...

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Thalia Bayle

...Communications and Advocacy Officer Thalia has worked for the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs’ Crisis and Support Centre, where she followed stabilization issues and projects in the Sahel, in Central African Republic, and in the Lake Chad Basin. Prior to this, she worked as a journalist focused on Africa and the Middle East....

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The success of a Unitaid malaria-prevention pilot is informing and inspiring similar work

News | 25 April 2018
...scale in a number eligible countries. As of 2017, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Togo had begun SMC programs. In 2016, 15 million children in 12 Sahel countries were protected through seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programmes. However, about 13 million children who could have benefited from this intervention were not covered, mainly due to a lack of funding. “The exper...

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Irina Fomenko

...ntroller for West Africa, managing the grant from the European Commission and various other international donors. Her field experience includes working as a finance and human resources manager for Oxfam in Haiti and Chad, where she helped implement emergency and development projects. Irina is French. She speaks English and Spanish, graduated from the Bioforce Institute and holds a master’s degree in global management....

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Unitaid approves grants of $160 million for hepatitis C, malaria chemoprevention and drug-resistant tuberculosis

News | 06 May 2014
...will increase capacity and reduce prices for SMC products in Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Gambia. The project will supply an estimated 30 million treatments every year to protect 7.5 million children, the population segment most at risk of dying from this disease. It is estimated that 50,000 deaths will be prevented. Up to $3.7 million to the Northwestern Global Health Foundation (NWGHF) to support the market entry of a bes...

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World Malaria Day 2015

News | 25 April 2015
...alaria transmission closely coincides with the rainy season: Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and The Gambia. Philippe Douste-Blazy, Chair of the UNITAID Executive Board commented on how “this is a very important initiative for global child health, adding significantly to the toolkit for use against malaria.” “SMC has huge potential to avert malaria cases and save lives,” said Lelio Marmora, UNITAID’s Executive Director. “With a $2...

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