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Open Access | Cost Effectiveness of Seasonal Intermittent Preventive Treatment Using Amodiaquine & Artesunate or Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine in Ghanaian Children

August 20, 2010 - 12:07 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Lesong Conteh, Edith Patouillard, Margaret Kweku, Rosa Legood, Brian Greenwood, Daniel Chandramohan
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 5(8): e12223

We demonstrate how cost-effective IPTc is using three different drug regimens and the possibilities for reducing costs further if the intervention was to be scaled up to the district level. The need for effective training, drug delivery channels and supervision to support a strong network of community based volunteers is emphasised.

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Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp): do frequent antenatal care visits ensure access and compliance to IPTp in Ugandan rural communities?

July 13, 2010 - 06:56 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Richard Ndyomugyenyi, James Katamanywa
Reference: 
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 8, August 2010, Pages 536-540

The relationship between antenatal care (ANC) visits and coverage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), and barriers to IPTp-SP access were examined.

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