Malaria in Pregnancy: A Solvable Problem—Bringing the Maternal Health and Malaria Communities Together

Castro explored the distribution of ANC services in Kenya using survey data and Geographic Information Systems. She explored the extent to which availability of services correlates with use of these services, controlling for potential social, economic, environmental, and spatial effects. Her work considered barriers to uptake of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy at three levels: the woman, the facility, and the district. Her assessment revealed that cost was not a considerable issue, but distance and waiting times were. She suggested better tracking of pregnant women as an approach to improving forecasting of commodities. Castro also discussed challenges with measuring quality of care.

Innovative approaches to identify and apply context-specific interventions
Marcia Castro, Harvard School of Public Health

Istanbul, Turkey
26 June 2012

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