Determinants of Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) of Malaria among Pregnant Women in Uganda

Peninah Agaba, Makerere University

This paper analyses the determinants of IPT in Uganda using data from the 2009 Uganda Malaria Indicator Survey. A total of 1464 women who had had a birth in the two years before the survey are a basis of the analysis. Binary logistic regression model was used to find out factors that have an effect on women taking two doses of sulfadoxine pyrimethamine while pregnant. Most of the respondents had primary education (63.8%), aged 20-24 (33.1%) and lived in rural areas (87.9%).The study found that IPT up-take varied by education level, occupation and wealth index. Girls’ access to education and employment opportunities outside the home to increase their incomes will help increase IPT up-take from the current levels of 32%. Also, fansidar should be made especially in public health facilities so that it is made available for women at ANC.

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Presented in Poster Session 2