Investing in integrated health services to defeat malaria

In the final push for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, 2015 marks a pivotal year for malaria prevention and control. Despite many successes, we know that continued investment in effective approaches that help countries to reduce the burden of malaria will be essential in defeating the disease.

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Community-based approaches to preventing malaria in pregnancy in Kenya

Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is a substantial contributor to maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality throughout malaria-endemic areas of the world. In Kenya, intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnant women with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP, referred to hereafter as SP) remains well below the 80% target level coverage articulated in Kenya’s 2013 National Malaria Strategic Plan (NMSP).

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