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Dual Preventive Therapy Can Save Babies' Lives In Sub-Saharan Africa

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

LONDON - Double-action preventive therapy for pregnant women could prevent the large numbers of stillbirths and neonatal deaths presently being caused by malaria and sexually transmitted and reproductive tract infections in sub-Saharan Africa according to a research report from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  Matthew Chico, an epidemiologist and Research Fellow at the London School, told Peter Goodwin about the hopes arising from their findings of disease prevalence that routinely treating expectant mothers could cure these infections before they can affect unborn children.

Press release: New treatment could tackle preventable causes of death for newborns in sub-Saharan Africa

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