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Use of intermittent presumptive treatment and insecticide treated bed nets by pregnant women in four Kenyan districts.

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The roll back malaria (RBM) movement promotes the use of insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) and intermittent presumptive treatment (IPT) of malaria infection as preventive measures against the adverse effects of malaria among pregnant women in Africa. To determine the use of these preventive measures we undertook a community-based survey of recently pregnant women randomly selected from communities in four districts of Kenya in December 2001. Of the 1814 women surveyed, only 5% had slept unde...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Role:
Author
Journal:
Tropical medicine and international health : TM and IH
Volume:
9
Issue:
2
Pages:
255-261
Publication date:
2004-02-05
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EISSN:
1365-3156
ISSN:
1360-2276
URN:
uuid:511906ef-5dcb-4218-a76f-4deffc6e0edd
Source identifiers:
38925
Local pid:
pubs:38925

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