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Preventing malaria in pregnancy through community-directed interventions: evidence from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Journal Article
(Published August, 2011)
Okeibunor, J.C. (Author),
Orji, B.C. (Author),
Brieger, W. (Author),
Ishola, G. (Author),
Otolorin, E. (Author),
Rawlins, B. (Author),
Ndekhedehe, E.U. (Author),
Onyeneho, N. (Author),
Fink, G. (Author)
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The presented results from Nigeria suggest that the inclusion of community-based programmes can substantially increase effective access to malaria prevention, and also increase access to formal health care access in general, and antenatal care attendance in particular in combination with supply side interventions. Given the relatively modest financial commitments they require, community-directed programmes appear to be a cost-effective way to improve malaria prevention; the participatory approach underlying CDI programmes also promises to strengthen ties between the formal health sector and local communities.

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Okeibunor JC, Orji BC, Brieger W, Ishola G, Otolorin Ed, Rawlins B, et al. Preventing malaria in pregnancy through community-directed interventions: evidence from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Malar J. 2011;10:227.