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Effectiveness of the delivery of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Kenya

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, April 2016
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Title
Effectiveness of the delivery of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Kenya
Published in
Malaria Journal, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12936-016-1261-2
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Stephanie Dellicour, Jenny Hill, Jane Bruce, Peter Ouma, Doris Marwanga, Peter Otieno, Meghna Desai, Mary J. Hamel, Simon Kariuki, Jayne Webster

Abstract

Coverage with malaria in pregnancy interventions remains unacceptably low. Implementation research is needed to identify and quantify the bottlenecks for the delivery and use of these life-saving interventions through antenatal clinics (ANC). A cross-sectional study was carried out in ANC across nine health facilities in western Kenya. Data were collected for an individual ANC visit through structured observations and exit interviews with the same ANC clients. The cumulative and intermediate systems effectiveness for the delivery of intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) and insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to eligible pregnant women on this one specific visit to ANC were estimated. Overall the ANC systems effectiveness for delivering malaria in pregnancy interventions was suboptimal. Only 40 and 53 % of eligible women received IPTp by directly observed therapy as per policy in hospitals and health centres/dispensaries respectively. The overall systems effectiveness for the receipt of IPTp disregarding directly observed therapy was 62 and 72 % for hospitals and lower level health facilities, respectively. The overall systems effectiveness for ITNs for first ANC visit was 63 and 67 % for hospitals and lower level facilities, respectively. This study found that delivery of IPTp and ITNs through ANC was ineffective and more so for higher-level facilities. This illustrates missed opportunities and provider level bottlenecks to the scale up and use of interventions to control malaria in pregnancy delivered through ANC. The high level of clustering within health facilities suggest that future studies should assess the feasibility of implementing interventions to improve systems effectiveness tailored to the health facility level.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Belgium 1 1%
Unknown 85 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 14%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 10 12%
Student > Postgraduate 4 5%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 16 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 19%
Social Sciences 9 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 3%
Other 13 15%
Unknown 22 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2017.
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#1,648,718
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