This Research Brief explains a pilot intervention, developed by Malaria Consortium, designed to address the key barriers to IPTp uptake that were previously identified. The pilot project involved providing classroom training to health workers on malaria in pregnancy and following up the training with text messages reinforcing the training content, with a focus on IPTp provision according to the WHO recommendation.
The aim of the intervention was to improve health worker knowledge of the IPTp guidelines and thereby contribute towards minimising missed opportunities for the provision of IPTp during ANC. The pilot evaluated the effectiveness of text messaging, in combination with other capacity building tools and approaches, in achieving health worker behaviour change in resource-poor settings.
Country: UgandaKeywords: Capacity building | Digital health | Public health communications | Research | Child and maternal health | Health system strengthening | Malaria | Case management | Malaria in pregnancy | Preventive treatments | SDG12 | SDG3
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