Malaria in women and children

Martin Meremikwu, Emmanuel Ezedinachi, John E. Ehiri

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Abstract

Learning Objectives: After reading this chapter and answering the discussion questions that follow, you should be able to Explain the global burden of malaria, discuss its clinical manifestations, and appraise its health impact on women and children. Analyze the mechanisms and consequences of malaria and HIV co-infection and discuss current treatment, control and prevention strategies. Describe the challenges posed by vector resistance to insecticides, parasite resistance to antimalarials, climate change, wars/conflicts, and HIV/AIDS to malaria control and prevention efforts. Evaluate social, cultural, and economic limitations of community-based programs for malaria control and prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaternal and Child Health
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Challenges, Programs, and Policies
PublisherSpringer US
Pages205-223
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780387892443
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StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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Meremikwu, M., Ezedinachi, E., & Ehiri, J. E. (2009). Malaria in women and children. In Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies (pp. 205-223). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/b106524_12