Maiga H, Barger B, Sagara I, Guindo A, Traore OB, Tekete M, Dara A, Traore ZI, Diarra M, Coumare S, Kodio A, Toure OB, Doumbo OK, Djimde AA. Impact of Three-Year Intermittent Preventive Treatment Using Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapies on Malaria Morbidity in Malian Schoolchildren. Tropical medicine and infectious disease. 2020 Sep 17;5(5). PMID: 32957604 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC7560034
Previous studies have shown that a single season of intermittent preventive treatment in schoolchildren (IPTsc) targeting the transmission season has reduced the rates of clinical malaria, all-cause clinic visits, asymptomatic parasitemia, and anemia. Efficacy over the course of multiple years of IPTsc has been scantly investigated.