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Why is this research being conducted?

To determine the effect of malaria on duration of pregnancy, adverse outcomes and birth outcomes at delivery.

Who is conducting this research?

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Principal Investigator

Dr Archana Patel, MD, DNB (Paediatrics), MSCE, PhD

Program Director & Chief Functionary Officer, Lata Medical Research Foundation, Nagpur, India

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Co-Principal Investigator

Dr Praveen K Bharti, PhD, Scientist D,

ICMR – National Institute for Research in Tribals Health, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Co-Investigator

Dr Seema Parvekar

Medical Superintendent, Daga Memorial Women’s Hospital, Nagpur, India.

The following are the objectives in the proposed study:

  1. To assess the prevalence of asymptomatic malaria infection with all four species of malarial parasites namely falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale and P. vivax during the first/second trimester of pregnancy among women attending the antenatal clinic at a secondary level urban health facility using PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for malaria parasites.
  2. To determine the effect of malaria on duration of pregnancy, adverse outcomes and birth outcomes at delivery.

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Why is this research being conducted?

To determine the effect of malaria on duration of pregnancy, adverse outcomes and birth outcomes at delivery.

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Team

Who is conducting this research?

woman

Principal Investigator

Dr Archana Patel, MD, DNB (Paediatrics), MSCE, PhD

Program Director & Chief Functionary Officer, Lata Medical Research Foundation, Nagpur, India

man

Co-Principal Investigator

Dr Praveen K Bharti, PhD, Scientist D,

ICMR – National Institute for Research in Tribals Health, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

woman

Co-Investigator

Dr Seema Parvekar

Medical Superintendent, Daga Memorial Women’s Hospital, Nagpur, India.

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Objectives

The following are the objectives in the proposed study:

  1. To assess the prevalence of asymptomatic malaria infection with all four species of malarial parasites namely falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale and P. vivax during the first/second trimester of pregnancy among women attending the antenatal clinic at a secondary level urban health facility using PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for malaria parasites.
  2. To determine the effect of malaria on duration of pregnancy, adverse outcomes and birth outcomes at delivery.
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