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Cross-sectional study of prevalence and intensity of schistosome infection in pregnant women, follow-up into postpartum, and the association of schistosome infection with haemoglobin concentration, compared to a group of non-pregnant women.
The objective of this study is to investigate the epidemiology of schistosomiasis and anaemia among pregnant and non-pregnant women in Burkina Faso and explore the implications for the national schistosomiasis control programme and future studies.
Specific objectives are:
- to determine the prevalence and intensity of schistosome infection in pregnant women attending for antenatal care and in non-pregnant women of reproductive age in an area which is hyperendemic for S.haematobium infection and in which there is little or no S.mansoni infection
- to determine the prevalence and intensity of schistosome infection in pregnant women attending for antenatal care and in non-pregnant women of reproductive age in an area in which S.mansoni infection is common
- to determine Haemoglobin concentration in pregnant women attending for antenatal care and in non-pregnant women of reproductive age in the regions described above
- to investigate the association between infection and haemoglobin concentration in pregnant and non-pregnant women
- to determine the prevalence of other parasitic infections in pregnant women and non-pregnant women including hookworms, ascaris, trichuris and malaria
- to demonstrate the research team's ability to follow-up pregnant women recruited at antenatal care clinics onto the postpartum period
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Dori Health Centre
DBL -Institute for Health Research and Development
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:29:42-0400
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