Efficacy and Safety of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Schoolchildren: A Systematic Review

This systematic review examined the efficacy and safety of intermittent preventive treatment in schoolchildren (IPTsc). The authors found that overall, most IPTsc regimens provided significant protection against malaria parasitaemia, but no IPT method resulted in a protective effect over 50 percent for anemia. Although IPTsc may be an effective malaria control intervention for schoolchildren, it was determined that there is a need for more studies, especially regarding malaria-related anemia and clinical malaria in schoolchildren.

Malar J. 2015