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{Crédit photo : Les Angles d’Afrique}Dr. Pétas Akogbéto et l’Ambassadeur des Etats-Unis Patricia Mahoney.Crédit photo : Les Angles d’Afrique

To read this article in English, please click here.Depuis les premiers cas confirmés de la COVID-19 le 17 mars 2020, le Bénin a pris des mesures importantes pour lutter contre la pandémie.Afin de soutenir le pays dans ce combat, l’Activité de Services de Santé Intégrés de l’Agence des Etats-Unis pour le Développement International (USAID), mise en œuvre par Management Sciences for Health, a aidé les départements de l’Alibori, de l’Atacora, de l’Ouémé et du Plateau dans la cr&

{Photo credit: Les Angles d’Afrique}Dr. Pétas Akogbéto and US Ambassador Patricia Mahoney.Photo credit: Les Angles d’Afrique

Pour lire cet article en français, veuillez cliquer ici.Since the first COVID-19 cases confirmed on March 17, 2020, Benin has taken important measures to fight the pandemic.To support Benin in this fight, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Integrated Health Services Activity—implemented by Management Sciences for Health—helped the departments of Alibori, Atacora, Oueme, and Plateau establish platforms to coordinate response efforts and led a training for health staff trainers on standard guidelines and procedures in COVID-19 infection prevention, control, an

 {Photo credit: Dr. Stanley Ugah}Mrs. Folake Ajayi takes her IPTp while being observed by health care workers during ANC at PHC Oniyanrin.Photo credit: Dr. Stanley Ugah

Malaria is common among pregnant women in Oyo State, Nigeria, which increases the risk of maternal anemia, low birth weight, premature delivery, stillbirth, and death of infants. Although intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) helps prevent these adverse effects for pregnant women and their unborn children, its uptake in the state is poor. Indeed, IPTp uptake across health facilities in Oyo State was less than 50% from April 2019 to February 2020, when the U.S President’s Malaria Initiative for States (PMI-S) project started supporting the state.

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