Chemoprevention applied in South Sudan to avert an imminent malaria outbreak

SOUTH SUDAN – Medical charity Doctors Without Borders, officially known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been conducting malaria chemoprevention in the country to avert a looming outbreak due to the rainy season. Seasonal malaria chemoprevention(MSC), is a public health intervention that can reduce the incidence of malaria among young children during the rainy season. It has been recommended by the World Health Organization since 2012 in countries with high seasonal malaria transmission. In a situational report, MSF says it has treated 22,400 people for malaria in the first three…

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