PMI-Supported Study Aims To Measure Malaria Among Pregnant Women In Rwanda
This post in the Malaria Free Future blog reports on a study underway in Rwanda that aims to measure the prevalence of malaria in pregnancy (MIP). The research is supported by the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and is being carried out through its Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP) "so that the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) can have data to design appropriate MIP interventions as the country moves towards malaria elimination," the blog notes. According to the blog, the study of more than 4,000 women "focuses on pregnant women during their first visit to focused antenatal care (FANC) for their current pregnancy" and is currently at the half way mark (Brieger, 1/25).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.