Screening and treatment of malaria in pregnancy in West Africa

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Cairns, M, Woukeu, A and Tagbor, H. 2015. Screening and treatment of malaria in pregnancy in West Africa. [Online]. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Available from: 10.17037/DATA.2

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The efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) in pregnancy is threatened in parts of Africa by the emergence and spread of resistance to SP. Intermittent screening with a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and treatment of positive women (ISTp) is an alternative approach. The study conducted an open, individually randomized, non-inferiority trial of IPTp-SP versus ISTp in 5,354 primi- or secundigravidae in The Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana.

Alternative title (e.g. non-English): A non-inferiority, individually randomized trial of intermittent screening and treatment versus intermittent preventive treatment in the control of malaria in pregnancy
Completed Date: May 2015
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Experiment: Field Intervention
Data Creators(s): Cairns, M, Woukeu, A and Tagbor, H
Associated roles: Bojang, K (Project Leader), Coulibaly, SO (Project Leader), Kayentao, K (Project Leader), Williams, J (Project Leader), Abubakar, I (Data Manager), Akor, F (Researcher), Mohammed, K (Researcher), Bationo, R (Researcher), Dabira, E (Researcher), Soulama, A (Researcher), Djimdé, M (Researcher), Guirou, E (Researcher), Awine, T (Data Manager), Quaye, S (Researcher), Njie, F (Researcher), Ordi, J (Researcher), Doumbo, O (Researcher), Hodgson, A (Researcher), Oduro, A (Researcher), Meshnick, S (Researcher), Taylor, S (Researcher), Magnussen, P (Researcher), Kuile, Ft (Project Leader), Milligan, P (Project Leader), Chandramohan, D (Project Leader) and Greenwood, B (Project Leader)
LSHTM Faculty/Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Disease Control
Participating Institutions: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Ouagadougou, University of Bamako, Navrongo Health Research Centre, Hospital Clinic-Universitat de Barcelona, University of North Carolina, Duke University, University of Copenhagen, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine


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