Annually, approximately 125 million pregnancies occur globally in malaria endemic areas. 25 million pregnant women are at risk for malaria which accounts for over 10,000 maternal and 200,000 neonatal deaths annually. WHO recommends initiation of IPT3+ in malaria endemic areas beginning with second trimester throughout pregnancy? However, uptakes of IPT3+ remain low in many countries, for instance in Uganda, the coverage of IPT3+ remains low at 66%.
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Author Name: Kizito Omona; Damali Mulungi; Edson Twesigye; Joram Tukamuhabwa; Medard Rukaari; John Bosco Ninsiima
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Keywords: Intermittent Presumptive Treatment (IPT), Malaria, Pregnant Mothers, ANC