Strengthening IPTp Service Delivery through Facility Initiated Supervision
Lessons from a Quality Improvement Approach in Uganda
Malaria contributes significantly to maternal mortality and morbidity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Preventing malaria among pregnant women is an important strategy for reducing mortality and adverse maternal and neonatal health outcomes. The World Health Organization recommends intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women (IPTp) at each scheduled antenatal care visit starting early in the second trimester as a key strategy for prevention. This study, conducted in two districts in Uganda, explored service delivery practices, missed opportunities, and barriers at the facility level that impede IPTp service provision.