A pragmatic randomised controlled trial on routine iron prophylaxis during pregnancy in Maputo, Mozambique (PROFEG): rationale, design, and success.

@article{Nwaru2015APR,
  title={A pragmatic randomised controlled trial on routine iron prophylaxis during pregnancy in Maputo, Mozambique (PROFEG): rationale, design, and success.},
  author={B. Nwaru and S. Parkkali and F. Abacassamo and G. Salom{\'e} and B. Chilundo and Orvalho Augusto and J. Cliff and M. Dgedge and E. Regushevskaya and M. Nikula and E. Hemminki},
  journal={Maternal & child nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          146-63
        }
}
  • B. Nwaru, S. Parkkali, +8 authors E. Hemminki
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Maternal & child nutrition
  • The effects of prophylactic iron during pregnancy on maternal and child health in developing settings with endemic malaria and high prevalence of HIV remain unclear. This paper describes the rationale, implementation and success of a pragmatic randomised controlled trial comparing routine iron supplementation vs. screening and treatment for anaemia during pregnancy. The setting was two health centres in Maputo, Mozambique. Pregnant women (≥ 12-week gestation; ≥ 18 years old; and not with a high… CONTINUE READING
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