Controlling Maternal Anemia and Malaria: Ensuring Pregnant Women Receive Effective Interventions to Prevent Malaria and Anemia: What Program Managers and Policymakers Should Know

Developed by USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program and the President’s Malaria Initiative, this program brief describes World Health Organization recommendations to prevent malaria and iron-deficiency anemia during pregnancy, with an emphasis on giving the correct dose of folic acid to avoid counteracting the efficacy of antifolate antimalarial drugs. The brief is intended to guide program design and policy development.

April 2015