A Strategic Framework for Malaria Prevention and Control During Pregnancy in the African Region
- This publication is a strategic framework intended to provide guidance to policy-makers and National Programmes for the prevention and control of malaria in pregnant women, who remain the main adult target group in the WHO African Region.
Hypertension and Maternal-Fetal Conflict during Placental Malaria
- Malaria and hypertension are major causes of maternal mortality in tropical countries, especially during first pregnancies, but evidence for a relationship between these syndromes is contradictory.
Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Pregnancy in Africa: What's New, What's Needed?
- This paper reviews published safety and efficacy data on various antimalarials and proposes several candidate combination regimens for assessment in phase II/III clinical trials.
Intermittent Preventive Treatment for the Prevention of Malaria During Pregnancy in High Transmission Areas
- This paper reviewed data on IPTp efficacy and discussed how to improve it. In particular, the determination of both the optimal number of doses and time of administration of the drug is essential, and this has not yet been done. As both foetal growth and deleterious effects of malaria are maximum in late pregnancy women should particularly be protected during this period.
Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy: A New Delivery System and its Effect on Maternal Health and Pregnancy Outcomes in Uganda
- The objective of this study was to assess whether traditional birth attendants, drug-shop vendors, community reproductive-health workers, or adolescent peer mobilizers could administer intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) for malaria with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine to pregnant women. The study concludes that the use of the guideline with adequate training significantly improved correctness of malaria treatment with chloroquine at home. Adoption of this mode of intervention is recommended to improve compliance with drug use at home.
Malaria in Pregnancy
- Reference manual and clinical learning materials intended for skilled providers who provide antenatal care, including midwives, nurses, clinical officers, and medical assistants. Designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to prevent, recognize and treat malaria in pregnancy as they provide focused antenatal care services. Available in English, French, and Portuguese.
Scaling Up Malaria in Pregnancy Programs: What it takes!
- Malaria exacts a heavy toll on the health of pregnant women and young children. Jhpiego provides technical assistance to test innovative concepts for malaria in pregnancy programs and apply proven practices to help countries scale-up life-saving services.
The Safety of Artemisinins During Pregnancy: A Pressing Question
- This review examines existing published evidence on the relationship between artemisinin compounds and adverse pregnancy outcomes and consider the published evidence with regard to the safety of these compounds when administered during pregnancy.
WHO Recommended Interventions for Malaria Prevention and Control During Pregnancy in Areas of Stable Malaria Transmission
- Recommendations safe and effective means of preventing malaria, particularly with pregnanat women.