- Search Results
Malaria Program Recommends Doses For Pregnant Women
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2016

Montserrado County Flag


Malaria Program Recommends Doses For Pregnant Women

By Catherine B. Nyenkan

MONROVIA, December 17 (LINA) - The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) has recommended at least two plus doses of Intermittent Preventive
Treatment (IPT) for women during pregnancy to reduce the risk posed to mothers, fetuses and the unborn.

According to the 2015/ 2016 Fiscal Year Report of the Ministry of Health released recently, the doses will reduce maternal malaria episode, maternal and fetal anaemia, low birth rate and neonatal mortality.

The report indicates that the number of pregnant women receiving the “SP” for IPT for the fiscal year under review was 41 percent.

“This shows a dropout rate of 19.0 percent from the national target of 60 percent,” the report noted, adding that the previous baseline of 47.6 percent was not met.

The report stated that nevertheless the highest achievement of 50.2 percent for the year was in the fourth quarter.

Like the previous year, only Bong, Nimba, Lofa and Bomi Counties have exceeded the national average slightly, with Gbapolu, Grand Kru and Montserrado Counties the least, according to the report.

latest headlines
LNFS Craves More Support To Mitigate Fire Outbreaks
The Liberia National Fire Service (LNFS), has called for more capacity building training, empowerment and logistics to help mitigate fire outbrea ...more
‘Women Will Vote Those Who Champion Their Cause’ - Solanke
The Executive Director of Community Healthcare, Naomi Solanke, has cautioned that women will only support aspirants who will champion their cause ...more
Gender Official Vouches For Post-Ellen Platform
An Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is calling for the setting up of a platform for the post-Ellen er ...more
“CBE Model Successful,” Monrovia City Mayor
The Mayor of the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC), Clara Doe Mvogo, says the Community-Based Enterprise (CBE) model has been successful in the mun ...more
NGO Shares Global Youth Service Day With Nimba Orphans
Over 150 orphans of the House of Hope Orphanage in Ganta, Nimba County have had a different taste of the observance of Global Youth Services Day ...more
Urbanization Critical for Liberia's Development - Leon
The Program Manager of the Cities Alliance in Liberia says urbanization is critical to the development of cities in the country in the future. ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency