Utilization of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in health facilities of Cross River State, Nigeria

by Ekpereonne Esu, Emmanuel Effa, Ekong Udoh et al.
Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine (19 September 2013)

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This study assessed the utilization of intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for the prevention of malaria in pregnancy against the national treatment policy among women attending health care facilities in Cross River State, Nigeria. There was good documentation of the basic obstetric information of pregnant women in the health care facilities examined in this study, but the overall utilization of IPTp was very low. Efforts at ensuring early antenatal clinic booking and regular visits may be a potential means of increasing IPTp utilization in health care facilities in the state.

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