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Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health

Malaria in Pregnancy: Intermittent Preventive Treatment

A cost-effective intervention for preventing maternal and newborn mortality


An estimated 25 million pregnancies are exposed every year to Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The Intermitent Preventive Treatment during pregnancy (IPTp) can reduce neonatal mortality by more than 60%. This document summarizes the most significant scientific evidence on IPTp.