Malaria incidence has plateaued in Sub-Saharan Africa despite Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention’s (SMC) introduction. Community health workers (CHW) use a door-to-door delivery strategy to treat children with SMC drugs, but for SMC to be as effective as in clinical trials, A proportion (%) that reflects the number of people receiving (an) intervention(s) divided by the total number of people eligible to receive must be high over successive seasons.
Results: Estimates showed that Microplanning is the process of creating detailed, delivery-level operational plans for reaching target populations with health interventions. Recognized as a critical component significantly reduces CHWs’ walking distance by 25%, increases the number of visited households by 36% (p < 0.001) and increases SMC coverage by 21% from 37.3% under current SMC deployment mode up to 58.3% under microplanning (p < 0.001).
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