Malaria chemoprophylaxis compliance in pregnant women: A cost-effectiveness analysis of alternative interventions

Deborah L. Helitzer-Allen, Deborah A. McFarland, Jack J. Wirima, Allen P. Macheso

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Abstract

Compliance to malaria chemoprophylaxis among pregnant women in Malaŵi has historically been low. Three separate interventions, based upon an ethnographic study of malaria beliefs among pregnant women in Malaŵi, were introduced to increase compliance to the malaria chemoprophylaxis program provided by the Ministry of Health. Each intervention consisted of a health education message and an antimalarial drug. A cost-effectiveness analysis of the interventions was conducted to compare the interventions as alternative strategies to increase compliance among pregnant women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • compliance
  • cost-effectiveness
  • health education
  • malaria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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