Factors affecting uptake of optimal doses of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in six districts of Tanzania

by Amon Exavery, Godfrey Mbaruku, Selemani Mbuyita et al.
Malaria Journal 2014, 13:22 (14 January 2014)

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http://www.malariajournal.com/content/pdf/1475-2875-13-22.pdf

Counseling to pregnant women on the dangers of malaria in pregnancy and formal education beyond primary school is important to enhance uptake of optimal doses of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for malaria control in pregnancy in Tanzania. Antenatal care initiation in the first trimester should be promoted to enhance coverage of optimal doses of intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy IPTp-SP. Programmes should aim to curb geographical barriers due to place of residence to enhance optimal coverage IPTp-SP in Tanzania.

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