OJOG  Vol.8 No.13 , November 2018
Management of Malaria in Pregnant Women at the Maternity Unit of the University Teaching Hospital Yalgado Ouedraogo (UTH-YO) in Ouagadougou: About Report on the Quality of Care
Objective: To do a report on the quality of the treatment of malaria in pregnant women at University Teaching Hospital Yalgado Ouedraogo (UTH-YO) in Ouagadougou. Materials and Methods: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted from 29 July to 02 October 2016. The targets were pregnant women and gynecology and obstetrics service care providers. The study used an individual questionnaire administered and clinical parasitological research by the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT). Some information was verified in the patient’s prenatal consultation logbook. A total of 351 women and 44 providers participated in the study. The data was captured on a microcomputer and analyzed using Epi info version 7 software. Results: Regarding preventive measures, patients responses were correct for long-lasting impregnated mosquito net (LLIN) in 98.8% of cases and for intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) in 96.5% of cases. About providers, they had given a good answer in all cases for using LLIN and taking IPT. Regarding care providers knowledge of the clinical signs of malaria, fever was cited in 95.5% of cases for simple malaria and Frankish jaundice in 97.7% of cases for severe malaria. With regard to curative treatment, 77.3% of the care providers surveyed stated that quinine was the reference molecule for the treatment of simple malaria in pregnant women. In terms of the availability of inputs used for malaria management, our survey found no RDTs. Also, the only molecule available was quinine in its compressed and injectable forms. Conclusion: Care Providers’ and patients’ knowledge of malaria in the obstetrics and genecology department is quite satisfactory. However, some shortcomings were noted in the provision of screening and curative and preventive treatment. The elimination of malaria in our country will require joint efforts at all levels.
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Adama, O. , Smaila, O. , Natacha, L. , Charlemagne, O. , Ali, O. and Blandine, T. (2018) Management of Malaria in Pregnant Women at the Maternity Unit of the University Teaching Hospital Yalgado Ouedraogo (UTH-YO) in Ouagadougou: About Report on the Quality of Care. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 8, 1337-1344. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2018.813135.
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