INTEGRATION Kick-Off Meeting on national broadcast TV
The INTEGRATION consortium held its Kick-Off Meeting on 22nd and 23rd November 2021 in person at Hôtel l’Amitié, Bamako, Mali. The Malian national TV broadcast a reportage about this event, where Prof. Kassoum Kayentao gave an overview of the project, its objectives and expectations, and highlighted that the main objective of this implementation research study is to evaluate if addition of Intermittent Preventive Treatment in Pregnant women with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) delivered through Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) facilities can increase coverage and timeliness of IPTp-SP and enhance antenatal (ANC) attendance among pregnant women in Burkina-Faso and Mali. SMC strategies are nationally implemented in the two countries involved in the study. The introductory session was followed by presentations from representatives of the different participating institutions, where each partner highlighted their roles and tasks, and provided updates on their plans towards the objectives of the project.