Global Call to Action to Increase National Coverage with Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy

Jun 8, 2015 | Roll Back Malaria

Intermittent Preventive Treatment against malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) is a highly cost-effective intervention with the potential to save many maternal and neonatal lives. Yet its coverage is low. We require immediate action for dramatic scale-up of coverage in sub-Saharan Africa. While some obstacles to IPTp uptake relate to health-systems issues, many of the barriers, common across countries, could be overcome relatively easily and rapidly.

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