- Malaria during pregnancy in Rwanda
P.J. de Vries
- Award date
- 17 June 2014
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
It appears that malaria in Rwanda is not a major contributor to adverse outcomes of pregnancy anymore from a public health perspective but it can still give problems in individual patients, also in areas of low malaria transmission. This thesis shows that for individual cases the current treatment options are safe and sufficient but it remains of utmost important to closely follow pregnant women. Although most of malaria infected women will develop symptoms and seek help, active monitoring during pregnancy is important especially when their household members contract malaria parasitaemia should be treated. Only this special attention for the individual pregnant women, which is different from the IPT approach in other sub-Sahara countries, will ensure that malaria will not again cause the severe effects that it has in high endemic areas.
- Research conducted at: Kigali University Teaching Hospital, Rwanda
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