The Lancet Infectious Diseases had a recent special issue on malaria in pregnancy (MIP).Â Of special interest is an article by Greenwood et al. (2007) that outlines some of our knowledge gaps in MIP and hence the need for future research. One important research question is â€œThe importance of malaria as a cause of maternal… Continue reading Research Needs for Malaria in Pregnancy
Adolescent health is often a neglected issue. To illustrate this, BBC recently featured the story a young Nigerian woman who married at the age of 12: â€œNo-one has asked me whether I liked the man or not. When it was time for the marriage, I just heard that I had been married to him.â€ With… Continue reading Adolescents and Malaria â€“ Ignoring a Generation
Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to malaria, which can cause life-threatening anemia, low-birth weight, and even death for the infant. Yet the international public health community seems to be overlooking the risks pregnant women and their unborn children face when infected with malaria. And myths and misperceptions at the country level also hamper effective control… Continue reading Dispel the Myths; Preventing Malaria in Pregnancy is a Priority!