Ancillary Benefits of Antenatal Ultrasound: An Association Between the Introduction of a Low-Cost Ultrasound Program and an Increase in the Numbers of Women Receiving Recommended Antenatal Treatments

This study aimed to assess the impact of a low-cost ultrasound program on the numbers of women receiving specific antenatal care (ANC) interventions, and to assess the rate at which these interventions were provided at ANC visits. The study found an increase in the number of ANC visits and in maternity services, which included anemia-related interventions (iron-folic acid supplementation, deworming, and IPT2 treatments).  

Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014