Malaria in pregnancy (MiP) is not only a substantial contributor to maternal mortality and morbidity in malaria-endemic regions, but also leads to neonatal mortality, low birth weight babies, spontaneous abortion, stillbirth, premature delivery, and other adverse birth outcomes.
In honor of World Malaria Day 2014, we have compiled recent research articles and sources specifically related to malaria in pregnancy.
Recent research articles on MIP:
- Asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection is associated with anaemia in pregnancy and can be more cost-effectively detected by rapid diagnostic test than by microscopy in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Malaria Journal | April 2014
- Effectiveness of Antenatal Clinics to Deliver Intermittent Preventive Treatment and Insecticide Treated Nets for the Control of Malaria in Pregnancy in Mali: A Household Survey
PLOS ONE |March 2014
- Immune responses during gestational malaria: a review of the current knowledge and future trend of research
Journal of Infection in Developing Countries | 2014
- Prevalence of peripheral blood parasitaemia, anaemia and low birthweight among pregnant women in a suburban area in coastal Ghana
Pan African Medical Journal | January 2014
- Associations Between Maternal Helminth and Malaria Infections in Pregnancy and Clinical Malaria in the Offspring: A Birth Cohort in Entebbe, Uganda
Journal of Infectious Disease | December 2013
Find more recent publications here.
General resources on malaria and World Malaria Day:
- Global malaria efforts: Progress made, but challenges loom ahead
- Roll Back Malaria (pdf)
- APMEN media release (pdf)
For more resources visit our MIP resources page.
Join the celebration on Twitter to learn more with the hashtags #WorldMalariaDay and #DefeatMalaria.