Association of Directly Observed Prophylaxis with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine for Prevention of Mother-to-Fetus Transmission of Malaria, Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2020.1030037    22 Downloads   56 Views
Author(s)
Leon Mubikayi1,2, Mark Eakes3, David O. Matson3,4*

Affiliation(s)

1Christian Medical Institute of the Kasai, Tshikaji, Kasayi University, Western Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
2Kasayi University, Kananga, Western Kasai Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
3Graduate Program in Public Health, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
4Department of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

ABSTRACT

Over 90 percent of illness and death attributable to malaria occurs in Sub-Saharan Africa, frequently among pregnant women and young children. Infection with P. falciparum results in high parasitemia percentages and it is the most frequent cause of malaria that results in illness and death in Africa. In areas with holoendemic transmission, such as in most of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), adults are exposed to malaria every few days or weeks throughout life and, if surviving, have relatively mild bouts of illness because of acquired immunity.

KEYWORDS

Directly Observed Prophylaxis, Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine

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Mubikayi, L. , Eakes, M. and Matson, D. (2020) Association of Directly Observed Prophylaxis with Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine for Prevention of Mother-to-Fetus Transmission of Malaria, Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 10, 409-421. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2020.1030037.
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