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Type Thesis or Dissertation - PhD thesis
Title The health of pregnant women in rural Tanzania with specific emphasis on anaemia and the impact of socially marketed insecticide treated bednets
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2002
URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/39/1/DissB_6093.pdf
Anaemia in pregnancy is one of the main maternal health problems globally, affecting over 50% of pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. Although not always shown to have a causal link, severe anaemia contributes to maternal morbidity and mortality and to poor pregnancy outcomes and infant survival. The work encompassed in this thesis describes fertility and health in pregnancy with a specific emphasis on anaemia. In addition, the applicability of ITNs for the
prevention of malaria and anaemia in pregnancy is examined in more detail.

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