Not the Only Disease in Town

Even when Liberia was experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak in history during 2014-2015, health care workers knew they still needed to worry about malaria, the main killer of children under 5 in the country.

Thus Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) decided to try a novel approach: organize a mass drug administration (MDA) of malaria chemoprevention (CP) during the Ebola outbreak. Targeting 4 neighborhoods in the capital city Monrovia, researchers distributed medication to a total population of 558,483. As a result, fewer cases of self-reported fever were recorded during the Ebola outbreak.

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