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Malaria in pregnancy: access to effective interventions in Africa.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16905137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malaria infection during pregnancy (MIP) poses substantial risks to the mother, her fetus and the newborn. Consequences of MIP include severe anemia, placental parasitemia and intrauterine growth retardation, which contribute to low birth weight, a principal cause of infant mortality in the African region. Effective interventions for the prevention and control of MIP include Intermittent preventive treatment (IPT), Insecticide treated nets (ITNs), and case management, and are being deployed by countries. The global political and fiscal environment is favorable with increasing resources to support the scale-up of interventions. What is needed at country level is strong collaboration among malaria and reproductive health programs and partners, to maximize the use of available resources for scaling-up to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Equally important is the need for continuous advocacy at all levels to keep malaria high on the global agenda and maintain the current global commitment and momentum.
J E Yartey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-08-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2006 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-09-04     Completed Date:  2007-02-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  364-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Making Pregnancy Safer, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Delivery of Health Care, Integrated*
HIV Infections / physiopathology
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical / prevention & control*
Malaria, Falciparum / complications,  prevention & control*
Pregnancy Complications, Parasitic / prevention & control*
World Health Organization

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