Community-Based Approaches to Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: A Review of Recent Studies

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.

Publication date: September 2014

Community-Based Approaches to Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

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