Table 2

Suggestions from pregnant women participating in FGDs about measures to improve the implementation of IPTp services. The suggestions represent short versions of explanations presented by FGD participants. "Yes" indicates that the suggestion was presented and agreed to be valid by several participants. "No" indicates that the suggestion was either not presented at all or was presented by one participant but did not receive any major support.

Suggestions presented at FGDs

Kitifu

Kwakombo

Kwamsisi

Tabora


1

Pregnant women should take SP under supervision by health staff to ensure that the drug is actually taken

Yes

No

No

No

2

Seminars to sensitize the community through acceptable local leaders

Yes

No

No

No

3

Radios and newspapers, though sometimes these are not reachable/affordable by most women

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

4

Posters at health facilities and in streets where many people pass by

No

No

No

Yes

5

Women lowly attend at local meetings, so few can benefit from such meetings

No

No

No

Yes

6

Health education and sensitization of ANC clients at health facilities

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

7

General public meetings

No

Yes

Yes

No

8

Women attended at ANC clinics to be given brochures with simple message about malaria treatment with SP

No

Yes

Yes

No


Mubyazi et al. Malaria Journal 2005 4:31   doi:10.1186/1475-2875-4-31

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