This briefing describes a project to examine demand and supply side
barriers to uptake of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy
(IPTp), sampling two differnt regions of Uganda. The aim is to develop
policy recommendations including the development and scale-up of a pilot
project whereby pregnant women would receive at least two doses of IPTp
as part of the focused antenatal care package (ultimate aim is for 80%
coverage in Uganda).
The samples are facilities and communities in the Eastern Nile and the
West Nile; these represent a wide range of Ugandan geographical and
ethnic diversity. Household surveys of IPTp uptake in these regions vary
from low (20.5 percent in West Nile) to high (32.5 percent in Eastern)
compared with the national average. The sample regions chosen also allow
for a comparison between a region where Stop Malaria Project operates
(Eastern) and might have impacted on provision of malaria in pregnancy
interventions, and a region where it does not operate (West Nile) and
could not have impacted on IPTp uptake.
The study will conduct 40 in-depth interviews with key informants
(pregnant women and mothers, health workers, district-level officials),
and a document and record review comparing antenatal care registers at
four facilities with monthly antenatal care reports filed by those
Malaria Consortium. Assessing and addressing barriers to IPTp uptake in Uganda.
Assessing and addressing barriers to IPTp uptake in Uganda
Published 4 September 2014