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Annual Report The Gambia

on Thu, 03/26/2015 - 16:24

Introduction

This is a report on the status of a multi-country research study in Benin, Burkina Faso and the Gambia: Community-based scheduled screening and treatment of malaria in pregnancy for improved maternal and infant health: a cluster-randomized trial (COSMIC). It examines whether community health workers can encourage more pregnant women to go to the antenatal clinics for care and to obtain treatment. It also looks at whether these health workers can identify and treat malaria in between antenatal visits, in the community where they and the pregnant women live.

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Research begins to increase access to malaria prevention and care for pregnant women and their unborn babies

on Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:57

Cotonou, October 1st 2012. An international research consortium is meeting to kick off a major new study looking at whether community health care workers can increase access to malaria preventive treatment by pregnant women. This 3 million Euro project will take place in Benin, Burkina Faso and The Gambia over a 3 year period. The research teams in these three countries are meeting today and tomorrow with national and international policy-makers to review the project, and identify any system changes that would be needed if the research results show that this should be provided broadly.

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