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malaria in pregnancy (IPTp)

Coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) influences delivery outcomes among women with obstetric referrals at the district level in Ghana

June 26, 2020 - 11:06 -- Open Access
Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Daniel K. Arhinful, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Evelyn K. Ansah and Kwadwo A. Koram
Malaria Journal 2020 19:222, 24 June 2020

The aim of the study was to determine the coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) and its relationship with delivery outcomes among obstetric referral cases at the district level of healthcare.

Effect of IPTp on Plasmodium falciparum antibody levels among pregnant women and their babies in a sub-urban coastal area in Ghana

May 30, 2017 - 18:05 -- Open Access
Judith K. Stephens, Eric Kyei-Baafour, Emmanuel K. Dickson, Jones K. Ofori, Michael F. Ofori, Mark L. Wilson, Isabella A. Quakyi and Bartholomew D. Akanmori
Malaria Journal 2017 16:224, 26 May 2017

IgG against both crude antigen and GLURP were present in placenta and cord blood and it is therefore concluded that there is a trend of declining antibody from enrolment to delivery and IPTp-SP may have reduced malaria exposure, however, this does not impact on the transfer of antibodies to the foetus in utero.

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