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Thursday September 17th, 2009

Malaria Control Method Could Prevent 6 million New Infant Cases

Clara Menéndez, John Aponte i Andrea Egan durant la roda de premsa

A third (30%) of malaria cases can be avoided in African infants using a safe, affordable and simple tool called Intermittent Preventive Treatment of malaria in Infants (IPTi) with the medicine sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), which can be delivered alongside existing childhood vaccination programmes.

Results of a meta-analysis examining six clinical trials in Africa for the malaria intervention which the World Health Organization already recommends, are published in the medical journal, The Lancet. Authors of this study and CRESIB (Hospital Clínic-Universitat de Barcelona) researchers Drs. Clara Menéndez, John Aponte and Andrea Egan (from left to right in the picture), explained the results obtained in this global analysis during a press conference in Barcelona. Research experts say if IPTi-SP were expanded in other African countries, 6 million cases of malaria could be prevented each year in those most vulnerable to the disease.

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