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LSTM begins £0.5 million malaria study in Burkina Faso
Date:2/3/2010

he study will look at the differences in malaria parasite prevalence, the incidence of clinical malaria and the prevalence of iron deficiency and anaemia between two randomised groups, one receiving iron supplementation and the other a placebo. Qualitative studies will assess adherence to weekly iron supplementation. The subjects will be followed from enrolment through conception to their first antenatal visit and delivery. The trial will be conducted according to the principles of good clinical practice and wil be reviewed by Ethical Committees in the three partner countries.

Professor Brabin continued: "Once we have a definitive answer to whether supplementation is safe, we will be able to inform the way adolescent health services are promoted, with the aim to develop more effective preventative programmes for anaemia control in young women."


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Contact: Alan Hughes
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44-151-705-3308
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
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