Factors affecting the uptake of malaria prevention strategies among pregnant women in Nigeria: evidence from 2013 Nigeria demographic and health survey

This study aims to examine the factors affecting the uptake of malaria prevention strategies among pregnant women in Nigeria.MethodsSecondary data from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey were used to examine the factors affecting the uptake of malaria prevention strategies among pregnant women (n = 4493) in Nigeria. Variables on demographic and socio-economic characteristics of pregnant women were analysed. Data analysis was carried out using STATA version 12 software and univariate, bivariate and multivariate analyses were conducted.ResultsWe found that only 10.3% of pregnant women received intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy, while 17.4% used insecticide-treated bed nets. Multivariate analysis indicated that maternal age (p 
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe rate of uptake of optimal doses of IPTp-SP among pregnant women at Trauma and Orthopaedic Hospital, Winneba was relatively high. Marital status, religion, educational level, employment, parity, and knowledge of malaria treatment and side effects of IPTp-SP were statistically significantly  associated with the uptake of IPTp-SP. In light of these findings, it is recommended that the Ministry of Health, National Malaria Control Programme, Ghana Health Service, and other stakeholders consider these factors when planning and carrying out programs geared towards improving the uptake of I PTp-SP among pregnant...
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Abstract Treating malaria in HIV co-infected individuals should consider potential drug-drug interactions. Artemether-lumefantrine is the most widely recommended treatment for uncomplicated malaria globally. Lumefantrine is metabolized by CYP3A4, an enzyme that commonly-used antiretrovirals often induce or inhibit. A population pharmacokinetic meta-analysis was conducted using individual participant data from ten studies, with 6,100 lumefantrine concentrations from 793 non-pregnant adult participants (41% HIV-malaria co-infected, 36% malaria-infected, 20% HIV-infected, and 3% healthy volunteers). Lumefantrine expo...
Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Antimicrob Agents Chemother Source Type: research
This study used hierarchical-Bayesian Spatio-temporal modeling to explore space-time patterns and pinpoint health-districts with an exceedance probability of severe MiP incidence and fatality rate. Study also assessed effect of health-district service delivery (readiness) on severe-MiP outcomes.Severe-MiP fatality rate declined considerably while its incidence rate remained unchanged between January-2013 and December-2018. Severe-MiP cases persisted throughout the year with peaks between. These peaks increased 2.5-fold the fatality rate. Furthermore, severe-MiP fatality was higher in health-districts classified as low-read...
Source: Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur study confirmed thatP. falciparum is the dominant species in the sahelian zone and that malaria transmission is seasonal and associated with rainfall in this zone. The application of the current national policy based on rapid and reliable malaria diagnosis, case management with artemisinin-based combination therapy, intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women, distribution and use of long-lasting insecticide impregnated bed nets, and the planned introduction of seasonal malaria chemoprevention for all children under 6  years old is expected to sustainably reduce malaria transmission in this zone.
Source: Infectious Diseases of Poverty - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
The effort to reduce the burden of malaria should target transmission in the community by accurate identification of asymptomatic infections. In malaria-endemic areas, asymptomatic malaria infection is still a...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant é et de la recherche m é dicale)) Malaria infection during pregnancy represents a major public health problem in the regions endemic for the disease, substantially increasing the risks to mothers and their unborn children. A new vaccine known as PRIMVAC has undergone a clinical trial to study its safety and collect preliminary data on its ability to induce an immune response.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
ConclusionThe Ministry of Health, the National Malaria Control Program, Ghana Health Service, and other stakeholders should take cognizance of these factors in planning programs for improving uptake of IPTp-SP among pregnant women. Efforts should be made by stakeholders to increase women ’s exposure to mass media messages on the use of IPTp-SP for malaria during pregnancy.
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Every year, malaria in pregnancy contributes to approximately 20% of stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa and 10,000 maternal deaths globally. Most eligible pregnant women do not receive the minimum three recomme...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Dengue and malaria infections in pregnancy : Maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes at a tertiary care hospital. Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2020 Jan 29;: Authors: Mubashir M, Ahmed KS, Mubashir H, Quddusi A, Farooq A, Ahmed SI, Jamil B, Qureshi R Abstract BACKGROUND: Malaria and dengue cause major morbidity in developing nations and are more severe in pregnancy. Maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes in pregnant patients infected with dengue or malaria were studied. METHODS: The medical records of pregnant women admitted with either dengue or malaria infections from 2011-2015 to this hospital we...
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Wien Klin Wochenschr Source Type: research
The objective of this review was identifying determinants of PTB among mothers who gave birth in East African countries.MethodsWe have searched the following electronic bibliographic databases: PubMed, Google scholar, Cochrane library, AJOL (African journal online). Cross sectional, case control and cohort study published in English were included. There was no restriction on publication period. Studies with no abstracts and or full texts, editorials, and qualitative in design were excluded. Funnel plot was used to check publication bias. I-squared statistic was used to check heterogeneity. Pooled analysis was done by using...
Source: Italian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
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