The Potential of Intermittent Screening and Treatment with Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine for the control of malaria in pregnancy in areas with high sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance

Mwayiwawo Madanitsa
Importance: In Africa most P. falciparum malaria infections during pregnancy remain asymptomatic yet are associated with maternal anaemia and low birthweight. WHO recommends intermittent preventive therapy in pregnancy during the second and third trimester with Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP). However, SP efficacy is threatened by high-level parasite resistance. Thesis objectives: The objectives of this thesis were three fold: Efficacy and safety of ISTp-DP To evaluate the efficacy and safety of scheduled intermittent screening with malaria rapid diagnostic...
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