Malaria infection during pregnancy poses substantial risks for the mother, the fetus and the newborn. In 2016, over 280,000 mothers in Uganda suffered from malaria in pregnancy despite the fact that it can easily be prevented by a mother taking the recommended doses for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp).
USAID’s Malaria Action Program for Districts in Uganda has been improving the uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria by pregnant women visiting antenatal centers. This has been achieved through the dissemination of updated guidelines, and cascaded training and on-the-job mentorship of health workers across its 47 program districts.
Country: UgandaKeywords: Capacity building | Child and maternal health | Malaria | Malaria in pregnancy | Maternal, neonatal and child health | Preventive treatments
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