Association between timing and number of antenatal care visits on uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy among Malawian women

by Owen Nkoka, Ting-Wu Chuang and Yi-Hua Chen
Malaria Journal,2018 17:211 – Published: 25 May 2018

11 pp. 1.1 MB
https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-018-2360-z

Malaria in pregnancy is a critical public health challenge, and intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) has proven to be an effective intervention. However, access to and use of malaria interventions, including IPTp, remains a considerable problem among African women. This cross-sectional study investigated factors, including antenatal care (ANC) attendance (both numbers of visits and timing of the first visit) and socio-demographics, associated with the uptake of the recommended IPTp dose among Malawian women.

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