New Drugs for IPTp

Evaluation of alternative antimalarial drugs to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) in the context of insecticide treated nets

The second trial looked to determine safety and efficacy of IPTp with mefloquine among HIV infected pregnant women receiving cotrimoxazole (CTX) prophylaxis and involved 1071 women in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.

The allocation of funds in this project represented a unique opportunity not only for research activities through clinical trials but the overall project objectives facilitated excellent capacity building and networking activities among all institutions involved.


The Future

Meghna Desai 

Project Coordinator(s): Clara Menendez (Spain) and Meghna Desai (USA)

European partners: Michel Cot (France), Michael Ramharter (Austria) and Gabriela Schreyer (Austria)

Site PIs: Eusebio Macete (Mozambique), Achille Massougbodji (Benin), Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma (Gabon), Salim Abdulla (Tanzania) and Meghna Desai (Kenya)