Malaria in Pregnancy: A Solvable Problem—Bringing the Maternal Health and Malaria Communities Together
Coverage of MiP interventions in malaria-endemic African countries
Annemieke van Eijk, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
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van Eijk spoke in depth about coverage of MiP interventions in malaria-endemic African countries. She described slow increases in MiP coverage overall and large discrepancies between countries. Van Eijk also made the point that external funding and assistance are important for coverage, but not the most critical factors. She deemed “determination” (at multiple levels) the most crucial factor. She stressed the importance of attention to countries with inequities in coverage and to remember that malaria is mainly found in rural areas and, for this reason, rural women should be the priority.
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