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WHO policy brief for the implementation of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP)

April 2013 (rev. January 2014)

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Number of pages: 13
Publication date: April 2013
Languages: English, French

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Overview

In October 2012, WHO updated its policy recommendation on intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy using sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP). In order to facilitate the implementation of this recommendation, in January 2013 three WHO departments - the Global Malaria Programme, the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, and the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health - jointly developed a policy brief, presenting further background, discussing a range of operational issues, and providing a summary of the relevant scientific literature.

The policy brief was updated in January 2014, reflecting the latest discussions of the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) in October 2013.

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