Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries. This Evidence Update is based on Meremikwu MM, Donegan S, Sinclair D, Esu E, Oringanje C. Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in children living in areas with seasonal transmission. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003756. of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003756. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD003756.pub4.
What does the research say about the effects of Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPTc) on malaria episodes:
- IPTc prevents three-quarters of all malaria episodes
- IPTc prevents three-quarters of severe malaria episodes
- IPTc probably prevents some deaths
Anon. In areas where malaria transmission is seasonal, does intermittent preventive treatment reduce malaria morbidity and mortality in children? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, April 2012. Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK (2012) 2 pp.