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Table 1 Performances of SMC under various deployment modes within 4 days of SMC campaign

From: A microplanning model to improve door-to-door health service delivery: the case of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in Sub-Saharan African villages

Village SMC Deployment mode CHWs needed (Visited households) Children treated (Treatment time) Walking distance in km (Travel time) SMC coverage (Treated/Total) P-value
Rakolo Current (Ref.) 2 (87) 121 (3.15 days) 20 (0.83 days) 37.3% (121/324)  
Microplan A 2 (136) 189 (3.35 days) 15 (0.63 days) 58.3% (189/324) < 0.001
Microplan B 3.5 (242) 324 (5.74 days) 31 (1.29 days) 100% (324/324) < 0.001
Mogdin Microplan A 1.87 (126) 146 (2.58 days) 28 (1.16 days) 100% (146/146)  
Soaw A Microplan A 2 (152) 195 (3.45) 13.2 (0.55 days) 45.6% (195/429)  
Microplan B 4.38 (323) 429 (7.6 days) 36 (1.16 days) 100% (429/429)  
Soaw B Microplan A 2 (135) 179 (3.16) 20.16 (0.84 days) 48.5% (179/370)  
Microplan B 4.12 (278) 370 (6.55 days) 41 (1.70 days) 100% (370/370)  
Soaw C Microplan A 1.7 (118) 146 (2.58 days) 20 (0.83 days) 100% (146/146)  
Average   2 (135) 178 (95%CI 108–248)
(3.238 day)
19.03 (95%CI 12.9–25.1)
(0.762 day)
  
  1. Current = Current SMC deployment mode on the ground, Microplan A = Visits itinerary and time invested in treatment are optimized; Microplan B = Visits itinerary, time invested in treatment and number of CHWs are optimized