Public Health Impact

Two Zambian mothers breastfeed their babies outside a Project Concern International clinic.Theme: Public Health Impact

This theme consists of a series of multi disciplinary studies involving anthropology, economics and implementation research to examine what currently determines women’s access to and use of care packages associated with malaria in pregnancy in differing contexts so that policy changes and other enablers can be employed to improve access within the context of antenatal care programmes.

Economic studies examine the economic consequences of malaria in pregnancy and use this information to test the cost-effectiveness and cost-benefits of the Consortium’s treatment and prevention interventions and to predict the cost and affordability of scaling up prevention and treatment under differing regional conditions.

Anthropological studies look at the factors that affect the behaviour and practices of both service providers and users of malaria in pregnancy interventions.

Implementation research focuses on the factors from the user and provider perspective that impact upon access to and use of services for malaria in pregnancy provided at ANC.