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Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy among women in selected communities of Ebonyi State, Nigeria

December 10, 2019 - 20:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Akpa CO, Akinyemi JO, Umeokonkwo CD, Bamgboye EA, Dahiru T, Adebowale AS, Ajayi IO
Reference: 
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Dec 2;19(1):457

Malaria in pregnancy has adverse effects on maternal and child health. Intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) with three doses of Sulfadoxine/Pyrimethamine is an effective preventive measure for malaria in pregnancy. However, 24.0% of women use this prophylactic regimen in Ebonyi State. Previous studies have focused on the level of uptake with less attention given to factors influencing uptake. Therefore, we examined the predictors of IPTp uptake in the last pregnancy among women in Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

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