INTERMITTENT PREVENTIVE TREATMENT OF MALARIA USING AZITHROMYCIN CONTAINING REGIMENS IN PREGNANT WOMEN IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Grant number: 1018072 | Funding period: 2011 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

Malarial infection in pregnant women can lead to serious consequences for the baby including death, low birth weight and bacterial infection. Babies born in the community are more likely to die than babies born in hospital, therefore improving basic medical care for babies at the community level should be an important priority. We aim to evaluate the causes of death and severe illness in newborn infants in Papua New Guinea, and to determine community based strategies to improve these outcomes.

University of Melbourne Researchers