Nigeria: Malaria and Pregnancy, a Dangerous Twist

[Vanguard]"What if I get malaria while I am pregnant?" She asked. Don't direct your thoughts in that direction, I answered. Actually, pregnancy makes you susceptible to malaria. Studies have suggested that if you get malaria while you are pregnant, your immunity level decreases.
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Improving maternal health remains a priority to the Ghanaian government. Consequently, it has implemented the World Health Organization recommendation of distributing free long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs...
Source: Malaria Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Condition:   Pregnancy; HIV; Malaria Intervention:   Drug: Intermittent Preventive Therapy with Dihydroartemisinin-Piperaquine Sponsors:   Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine;   Kenya Medical Research Institute;   University of Malawi College of Medicine;   Kenya National AIDS & STI Control Programme;   KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research Program;   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;   University of Copenhagen;   Universit...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: December 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 12Author(s): Chonge Kitojo, Julie R Gutman, Frank Chacky, Emmanuel Kigadye, Sigsbert Mkude, Renata Mandike, Ally Mohamed, Erik J Reaves, Patrick Walker, Deus S IshengomaSummaryBackgroundMore timely estimates of malaria prevalence are needed to inform optimal control strategies and measure progress. Since 2014, Tanzania has implemented nationwide malaria screening for all pregnant women within the antenatal care system. We aimed to compare malaria test results during antenatal care to two population-based prevalence surveys in Tanzanian childre...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewTo review the current status of 8-aminoquinolines in the prophylaxis of malaria among travelers, in light of the recent approval of tafenoquine.Recent FindingsPrimaquine continues to provide excellent primary prophylaxis against allPlasmodium species. Tafenoquine provides similarly good prophylaxis, with the benefit of weekly dosing. Both agents require glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase activity testing before use and are contraindicated in pregnancy. Pharmacodynamic variability relating to CYP2D6 may underlie some cases of primaquine failure; the effects of CYP2D6 on tafenoquine efficacy require f...
Source: Current Infectious Disease Reports - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
By Samuel Olobo Beatrice accompanies six young mothers as they await laboratory results. Photo courtesy of Samuel Olobo.November 05, 2019Beatrice Asekenye is a 39-year-old single mother of three. She’s also a trained village health team (VHT) champion in Uganda’s Kobuku ward in Ngora Town Council and she’s making a difference in her community one mother at a time.Beatrice is part of a team of 15 VHT champions in Ngora Town Council who were trained and deployed by IntraHealth International’s USAID-fundedRegional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) project to promote ...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Community Engagement Health Workers Source Type: news
Conditions:   Malaria;   Malaria in Pregnancy Interventions:   Other: Group antenatal care (GANC);   Other: Standard antenatal care Sponsors:   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention;   Jhpiego;   Ministry of Health, Tanzania Not yet recruiting
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October 30, 2019Through a new $1.8 million project funded by UNICEF, IntraHealth International will strengthen health systems in the Karamoja region of Uganda, using a two-pronged approach to overcome some of region’s biggest health care challenges. The project,“District Health System Strengthening on RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS, and Nutrition in Karamoja,” aims to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH), HIV care, and nutrition services in the region.Karamoja has the highest maternal mortality rate in the country—83% of pregnant women in the area are HIV-positive. And 64...
Source: IntraHealth International - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Uganda District Health System Strengthening on RMNCAH, HIV/AIDS, and Nutrition in Karamoja & Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Health Workforce Systems Source Type: news
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