Decline of placental malaria in southern Ghana after the implementation of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy

  title={Decline of placental malaria in southern Ghana after the implementation of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy},
  author={Lena Hommerich and Christa von Oertzen and George Bedu-Addo and Ville Holmberg and Patrick A Acquah and Teunis A. Eggelte and Ulrich Bienzle and Frank P Mockenhaupt},
  journal={Malaria Journal},
  pages={144 - 144}
Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) has been adopted as policy by many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. However, data on the post-implementation effectiveness of this measure are scarce. Clinical and parasitological parameters were assessed among women delivering at a district hospital in rural southern Ghana in the year 2000 when pyrimethamine chemoprophylaxis was recommended (n = 839) and in 2006 (n = 226), approximately one year after the… CONTINUE READING


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