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MSF Reports On Malaria Prevention Campaign In Niger

“In the weeks before the rainy season begins, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Niger have been working hard to distribute medicine that will prevent malaria, while preparing themselves to deal with possible food crises in some areas of the country,” the humanitarian organization reports in an article on its webpage. “MSF teams have just completed an initial round of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), a new preventive method recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since last year,” according to the article. “The campaign to protect young children from malaria has seen more than 1,850 local community agents together with international teams visiting villages across the area, raising awareness about the campaign among local people, distributing the medicine and encouraging parents to make sure their children receive the full 12 doses,” the article states (8/19).

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