Should pregnant women living in malarial areas use insecticide-treated nets? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, October 2006.
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 adapted from Gamble C, Ekwaru JP, ter Kuile FO. Insecticide-treated nets for preventing malaria in pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD003755. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003755.pub2.
In women having their first or second baby in Africa, insecticide-treated nets reduce maternal malaria, increase mean birthweight and reduce fetal loss.
Effective Health Care Research Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2