Last Updated

22 Jul 2022

Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC)

This is an active Deep Dive and we welcome your contributions! If you are currently involved or planning research activities on Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) please contact MESA ( or add your project to the database.


A WHO Technical Consultation on Seasonal Malaria Prevention: Evidence for policy review took place on October 14 - 15, 2019 [ref] with the aim of reviewing ways of optimising the implementation of the strategy and reviewing the existing guidance and constraints on its use. 

To facilitate the meeting’s work, MESA compiled a landscape of ongoing and recently closed research in Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC), a strategy recommended by WHO to protect children up to 5 years of age in areas of highly seasonal malaria transmission. This deep dive aims to describe the landscape of ongoing and recently closed research in SMC and provide an overview of the projects’ main characteristics.

*This Deep Dive has been updated in collaboration with the SMC | Optimising Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in West and Central Africa during the first semester of 2022.