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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UCSF Malaria Elimination Initiative publishes new series of background papers on malaria elimination

Can we eliminate malaria? Recent successes in Senegal and Zambia show pockets of success which have the potential to expand, bit by bit. Other countries, like Namibia and Swaziland, are getting even closer to eliminating malaria. After all, we did it here in the United States, too. The real question is: How do we do it efficiently and effectively?

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