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Factors influencing adherence to the new intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy policy in Keta District of the Volta region, Ghana

December 2, 2019 - 18:02 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Vandy AO, Peprah NY, Jerela JY, Titiati P, Manu A, Akamah J, Maya ET, Torpey K
Reference: 
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Nov 20;19(1):424

About 25% of pregnant women in malaria-endemic areas are infected with malaria and this accounts for about 15% of maternal deaths globally. Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is one of the main strategies for prevention of malaria in pregnancy. A new recommendation was made by the World Health Organization (WHO) that at least three doses of IPTp-SP should be administered before delivery. This study sought to determine the factors influencing adherence to the new IPTp-SP policy in Keta District, Volta region, Ghana.

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