Nearly all experts agree that insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) are a lifesaving intervention, supported by strong evidence from carefully conducted trials that show ITNs to be efficacious at preventing all-cause child mortality and malaria morbidity in children and pregnant women.
The majority of pregnant women were symptomless during routine visits when infected with malaria in an endemic stable area.
A single dose of orally administered AS was found to be both effective and without adverse effects in this study of second and third trimester pregnant women in the DRC.
We extracted data for specific strategies for malaria control in pregnant women from national malariam policies from endemic countries in Africa. We identified the most recent national household cluster-sample surveys recording intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine and use of insecticide-treated nets.
Women with either acute, or acute and chronic placental malaria were less likely to have iron deficiency than women without placental malaria infection .
To assess the effect of intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine (IPT-SP) on placental parasitemia and maternal and perinatal outcome.
We enrolled 1,320 pregnant women into a randomized, controlled trial in Malawi to study whether preterm delivery and low birth weight (LBW) incidence can be reduced by intermittent preventive treatment of maternal malaria and reproductive tract infections.
Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes (IEs) sequester in the intervillous space (IVS) of the placenta causing placental malaria (PM), a condition that increases a woman’s chances of having a low-birth-weight baby.
A lumbricoides and hookworm appear to have contrary associations with malaria in pregnancy.
These data indicate important differences in the spectrum of anti-bacterial activity for the evaluated anti-malarial drugs.