Global Maternal Health Conference 2013

Policies dictate the success of malaria programs, thus there is need to provide evidence of successful malaria in pregnancy (MIP) programming. Larbi reviewed the MIP program in Ghana. Widespread distribution of mosquito nets, increased health workers knowledge, and increased demand (with adequate supply) was Ghana's plan to decrease MIP. Rawlins studied 6 sub-Saharan Africa countries to find that ANC services did not adequately integrate MIP strategies. In South Sudan, Hartman described the dramatic increase in ANC services and use of MIP components due to an increase in demand. Smet investigated different types of strategies for prevention and treatment of malaria finding: alternative strategies must be investigated, continued use of prevention and treatment at ANC is necessary and using intermittent screening and treatment may be used when intermittent preventive treatment is not available.

Moderator: Catharine Taylor, PATH

Improving the quality of malaria in pregnancy prevention and care in Ghana, 2010–2012
Kwabena Larbi, University Research Company, LLC

Quality of care for malaria in pregnancy services during antenatal care: Survey results from six African countries
Barbara Rawlins, Jhpiego

Increasing malaria prevention in pregnant women in South Sudan
A. Frederick Hartman, Management Sciences of Health

Intermittent screening and treatment for malaria during pregnancy
Martin De Smet, Médecins Sans Frontières

Filmed in Arusha, Tanzania. Thursday, 17 January 2013

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