Publish Date: April 2016
As part of MCSP’s work, an assessment of antenatal care (ANC) services was conducted to better understand the current state of services related to the prevention and treatment of malaria in pregnancy (MIP) during ANC. The assessment results are described in this report.
The goal of the assessment was to inform the development or revision, or both, of future policies, guidelines, and pre-service curricula and in-service training materials, recognizing that improved MIP strategies delivered through ANC, based on regional differences in malaria burden and species, may yield better outcomes. The purpose was to: understand the type of information solicited from pregnant women during history and physical exam and conveyed to them during counseling regarding pregnancy in general and MIP, specifically, at the time of ANC visits; and observe actual malaria case management of pregnant women presenting with signs and symptoms of malaria.