Improving case management of malaria during pregnancy by antenatal care providers in Akwa Ibom…

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Bill Brieger is currently a Professor in the Health Systems Program of the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University as well as the Senior Malaria Adviser for JHPIEGO, JHU’s family and reproductive health affiliate. He blogs at malariamatters.org

Bright Orji, William Brieger, Emmanuel Otolorin and John Orok presented today at the 141st APHA Annual Meeting in Boston of Jhpiego’s experiences with malaria in pregnancy in Akwa Ibom State Nigeria. A summary appears below. In Nigeria malaria causes approximately 11% of maternal deaths. Malaria is responsible for 63% of hospit al admissions and 70% of illness among pregnant women. While intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) and Long Lasting Insect icide-treated Nets (LUNs) are supposed to be given to pregnant women to prevent the dis·ease, coverage is poor

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Improving case management of malaria during pregnancy by antenatal care providers in Akwa Ibom…