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Committing to Preventing Malaria in Pregnancy From the National to State to Local Level in…

Bright Orji recently shared an overview of the Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) Project in Nigeria, a joint venture to protect pregnant women from malaria organized by Jhpiego with support from Unitaid, the National Malaria Elimination Program, The State Ministries of Health in Ebonyi, Niger and Ondo and the local communities.  He shares some highlights from the project launch this past week. The project will strengthening antenatal care services to reach out and involve communities in the grassroots delivery of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp). Her Excellency Chief (Mrs.) Rachel Umahi wife Executive Governor Ebonyi State flags off TIPTOP Among those in attendance were wife of the Ebonyi State Executive Governor and representatives from the State Ministry of Health, the State Malaria Elimination Program, the State Primary Health Care Development Agency, the Ebonyi State House of Assembly, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Local Government, the Ministry of Women Affairs, the School of Nursing and Midwifery, the School of Health Technology Ngbo, the Ohaukwu local government council and the community members. The media documented the active participation, involvement and commitment by all stakeholders

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Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment For Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) Project in Ebonyi…

Bright Orji who is the Project Manager for the Jhpiego and UNITAID Transforming Intermittent Preventive Treatment For Optimal Pregnancy (TIPTOP) Project in Nigeria shares remarks that introduce the program in Ebonyi State of Nigeria. The project will help protect pregnant women from malaria. Malaria is very dangerous to pregnant women and unborn babies. It causes abortion, low birth weight in babies as well as responsible for about 11% (6,050) of maternal deaths of Nigerian women Jhpiego’s original community IPTp in Akwa Ibom State involved community volunteers in preventing malaria in pregnancy Building on Jhpiego’s effort to ensure Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) reaches all women in the community. Between 2007 and 2010, Jhpiego collaborated with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), Reproductive Health division of the Federal Ministry of Health and provided technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in Akwa Ibom State to introduce a community directed approach with a focus on malaria in pregnancy with support from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

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Challenges in implementing uncomplicated malaria treatment in children: a health facility…

Prompt and effective malaria treatment are key in reducing transmission, disease severity and mortality.

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Building and Rebuilding: The National Public Health Laboratory Systems and Services Before and…

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Serological and spatial analysis of alphavirus and flavivirus prevalence and risk factors in a…

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High prevalence of very-low Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax parasitaemia carriers in…

The incidence of malaria due both to Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax in the Peruvian Amazon has risen in the past 5 years.

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Field assessment of a novel spatial repellent for malaria control: a feasibility and…

Large-scale use of insecticide-treated nets and indoor residual spraying have contributed to a significant decrease in malaria transmission worldwide.

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Modelling the implications of stopping vector control for malaria control and elimination

Increasing coverage of malaria vector control interventions globally has led to significant reductions in disease burden.

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Assessing bed net damage: comparisons of three measurement methods for estimating the size,…

Measuring the physical condition of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) under field conditions is of great importance for malaria control programmes to guide decisions on how frequently to replace LLINs.

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Cost-effectiveness of malaria preventive treatment for HIV-infected pregnant women in…

Malaria is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among HIV-infected pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa: at least 1 million pregnancies among HIV-infected women are complicated by co-infection with malar…

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Individual and household factors associated with ownership of long-lasting insecticidal nets…

A recent considerable decline in malaria morbidity and mortality in Ethiopia is likely to be followed by changes in the practice of effective preventive measures and malaria risk factors.

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Relationships between infection with Plasmodium falciparum during pregnancy, measures of…

Malaria in pregnancy has been associated with maternal morbidity, placental malaria, and adverse birth outcomes.

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Global trends in the production and use of DDT for control of malaria and other vector-borne…

DDT was among the initial persistent organic pollutants listed under the Stockholm Convention and continues to be used for control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases in accordance with its provisions o…

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Knowledge and perception towards net care and repair practice in Ethiopia

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are a key malaria control intervention.

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