Community response to intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) delivered through the expanded programme of immunization in five African settings

@article{Gysels2009CommunityRT,
  title={Community response to intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) delivered through the expanded programme of immunization in five African settings},
  author={Marjolein H Gysels and Christopher Steven Pell and Don P. Mathanga and Philip Baba Adongo and Frank O. Odhiambo and Roland D. Gosling and Patricia Akweongo and Rose Mwangi and George Okello and Peter Ernest Mangesho and L Slutsker and Peter Gottfried Kremsner and Martin P. Grobusch and Mary J. Hamel and Robert D. Newman and Robert Pool},
  journal={Malaria Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={8},
  pages={191 - 191}
}
BackgroundIPTi delivered through EPI has been shown to reduce the incidence of clinical malaria by 20–59%. However, new health interventions can only be effective if they are also socially and culturally acceptable. It is also crucial to ensure that attitudes to IPTi do not negatively influence attitudes to and uptake of immunization, or that people do not misunderstand IPTi as immunization against malaria and neglect other preventive measures or delay treatment seeking.MethodsThese issues were… CONTINUE READING

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