This research brief of a pilot implementation study in Nigeria was published by the Malaria Consortium.
Key messaging from the brief includes:
- Vitamin A A proportion (%) that reflects the number of people receiving (an) intervention(s) divided by the total number of people eligible to receive the intervention(s) can be significantly increased when integrated with seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), without decreasing the coverage of SMC.
- Co-delivery of vitamin A supplementation and SMC is acceptable to, and perceived to be effective by, caregivers, community distributors, and state-level and national-level health program officials.
- These findings support the rationale for implementation at twice the scale. If validated in additional settings, the intervention should be scaled up incrementally to achieve national coverage, with barriers addressed along the way.