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:
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
Should pregnant women living in malarial areas use insecticide-treated nets? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, October 2006.