Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health

Malaria in Pregnancy: Intermittent Preventive Treatment

A cost-effective intervention for preventing maternal and newborn mortality

19/02/2013
 

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.