Report of the Technical consultation on seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC)

May 2011


Publication details

Number of pages: 11
Publication date: 2012
Languages: English



On 4-6 May 2011, the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Preventive Chemotherapy was convened to review the evidence compiled by the IPTc Working Group, a group of researchers collating and summarizing data on the efficacy, safety, tolerability, acceptability and affordability of IPTc. The objective was to formulate recommendations for presentation to the newly established Malaria Policy Advisory Committee in order to formulate a WHO policy on the role of SMC as a potential in malaria control strategy for children.