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Barriers to Uptake of Intermittent Preventive Treatment (Ipt) with Sulphadoxine- Pyrimethamine to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy in the Kumasi Metropolis


Focused on both quantitative and qualitative
results; Experiences and feelings may explain the
quantitative data Subjectivity as much as
necessary is not frequently discussed: work
processes at the health facilities, interpersonal
relationships, feelings, etc. Malaria is a major
cause of morbidity and mortality in Ghana,
particularly among children and pregnant women
(MOH, 2009). In 2006, malaria accounted for 38.6%
of all outpatient illnesses and 36.9% of all
admissions. 2,835 malaria attributable deaths (all
ages) representing 19% of all deaths was reported
in 2006. As many as 13.7% of all admissions of
pregnant women in 2006 were as a result of malaria
and 9.0% of them died from the disease IPT policy
in place and being implemented by all facilities.