In sub-Saharan Africa, malaria in pregnancy continues to contribute to high maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. One approach to the problem is intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy with sulfadoxine pyrimethamine, an antimalarial safe for use in pregnancy. This report reviews recent studies and articles documenting implementation of community-based approaches that increase uptake of this therapy. See also Community-Based Approach to Intermittent Treatment for Malaria in Pregnancy in Kisumu, Kenya: Exploring the Value of Utilizing Community Health Workers in Malaria in Pregnancy Prevention.
Corporate author(s): PATH
Publication date: September 2014
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Related regions: Africa
See also: Emerging and epidemic diseases > Malaria
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