During pregnancy, malaria has a devastating impact on health outcomes for mothers and infants. Uptake of Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) is a safe and clinically proven medical intervention for the prevention of malaria in pregnancy (MiP). Despite Kenya’s adoption of this intervention in its national policies and guidelines, uptake of IPTp for MiP has been persistently low. To realize effective coverage of IPTp, the Population Council, Kenya in collaboration with Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET) and County Governments, is implementing the Revive IPTp project in Kisumu and Migori counties. The project seeks to increase community engagement in IPTp and promote self-care by pregnant women. This study’s main objective is to generate baseline evidence to inform the design, monitoring, and evaluation of interventions to improve IPTp-SP uptake in two malaria endemic counties in Kenya.
Matanda, Dennis, Wilson Liambila, and Beth Kangwana. 2022. "Community directed approaches to promote uptake of Sulfadoxine Pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy: Baseline findings from Kisumu and Migori counties." Nairobi: Population Council, Kenya.
Revive IPTp-SP: Revitalization of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy