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Study Raises Questions Around Strategy To Prevent Malaria In Pregnant Women

New York Times: Study Calls a Malaria Preventive for Pregnant Women Into Question
“…To protect [pregnant women and their unborn babies from malaria], health agencies use ‘intermittent preventive treatment,’ or IPT, under which all pregnant women in [areas where falciparum malaria is common] are given doses of anti-malarial drugs at regular intervals, whether or not they are tested for the disease. But malaria fighters sharply disagree over how to do it, and a study recently published by The New England Journal of Medicine adds fuel to the debate…” (McNeil, 3/14).