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Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp)

Factors influencing the use of malaria prevention strategies by women in Senegal: a cross-sectional study

November 21, 2017 - 15:17 -- Open Access
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Mouhamed Abdou Salam Mbengue, Amy K. Bei, Aminata Mboup, Ambroise Ahouidi, Moussa Sarr, Souleymane Mboup and Oumar Gaye
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:470, 21 November 2017

This study has shown important factors that influence the uptake of malaria prevention methods during pregnancy in Senegal.

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Surveillance for sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine resistant malaria parasites in the Lake and Southern Zones, Tanzania, using pooling and next-generation sequencing

June 6, 2017 - 15:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jeremiah M. Ngondi, Deus S. Ishengoma, Julie Gutman, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:236, 5 June 2017

By pooling DNA extracts, the allele frequency of mutations in 14 sites could be directly determined on a single deep-sequencing run.

Assessment of coverage of preventive treatment and insecticide-treated mosquito nets in pregnant women attending antenatal care services in 11 districts in Mozambique in 2011: the critical role of supply chain

May 30, 2017 - 18:03 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Cristolde Salomão, Jahit Sacarlal and Eduardo Samo Gudo
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:223, 25 May 2017

Altogether, data from this study shows that coverage of the 2nd dose of IPTp, as well as ITNs, was low in pregnant women attending ANC services in Mozambique.

Assessing supply-side barriers to uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy: a qualitative study and document and record review in two regions of Uganda

July 5, 2016 - 18:42 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Christian Rassi, Kirstie Graham, Patrobas Mufubenga, Rebecca King, Joslyn Meier and Sam Siduda Gudoi
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:341, 4 July 2016

Given the high ANC attendance rates in Uganda, supply-side barriers are likely to account for many missed opportunities for the provision of IPTp in Uganda.

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Lack of effect of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy and intense drug resistance in western Uganda

September 30, 2015 - 16:48 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Vera Braun, Eva Rempis, Frank Mockenhaupt, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:372 (26 September 2015)

In Fort Portal, Uganda, reported use of IPTp with SP does not provide an observable benefit. The molecular markers of P. falciparum indicate high grade SP resistance reaching the threshold set by WHO for the discontinuation of IPTp with SP.

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