Malaria in pregnancy (MIP) poses substantial risks to mother, foetus and newborn child. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) in areas of moderate or high transmission as one of three strategies for the prevention and control of MIP. IPTp is typically provided as part of the focused antenatal care model (ANC), which stipulates that pregnant women should have at least four ANC assessments at specified intervals.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s COMDIS–HSD Programme which is led by the University of Leeds
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