Global health educational and networking events
A Test & Learn Presentation
Achieving Equitable and Feasible Campaign Integration through SMC and VitA Collaboration: Findings from Bauchi State Nigeria
On 19 July 2022, 8:00-9:00 AM EDT (GMT-12:00), Dr. Olusola Oresanya of the Malaria Consortium will share the results of a study that tested the feasibility of co-implementing vitamin A supplementation (VAS) with a seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) campaign in rural and urban settings in Bauchi State Nigeria. This 2021 study builds on the recommendations from an initial implementation research study conducted in 2019. The study was co-designed with key stakeholders including the NMEP, the FMoH (the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control; the Department of Planning Research and Statistics; and the Nutrition Division), the Bauchi State Malaria Elimination Programme and the State Primary Health Care Development Agency. Its aim was to inform new policy guidance and to answer questions about safety, equity, feasibility in different settings, the cost of the integrated campaign, and target-setting.
Presenter: Dr. Olusola Oresanya, Senior Country Technical Coordinator, Malaria Consortium. View her bio here.
Malaria Consortium is a leading implementer of SMC in Nigeria, which has been recommended as a malaria prevention strategy for children 3–59 months since 2012. Please see a learning brief and advocacy brief developed from the project. Join the Test & Learn session with Malaria Consortium to learn about actions you can consider for planning and implementing effective, equitable, and feasible health campaigns.
About the Health Campaign Effectiveness Program Test & Learn Series
The Test & Learn Series advances learning, collaboration and communication in critical health campaign issues across the five major health campaign domains, and among country leaders, global actors, donors, and implementing groups. Hosted by the Health Campaign Effectiveness Program of the Task Force for Global Health, this series highlights innovative campaign approaches and delivery models.