This study has shown important factors that influence the uptake of malaria prevention methods during pregnancy in Senegal.
Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp)
By pooling DNA extracts, the allele frequency of mutations in 14 sites could be directly determined on a single deep-sequencing run.
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.
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.
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.