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