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Theme Health
Code PH-VBD-1.6
Sub-theme Vector Borne Diseases (Malaria)
Name Pregnant women sleeping under treated bednets (WHO)
Definition Percentage of pregnant women in malaria endemic areas who slept under an ITN the previous night, ITN being defined as a mosquito net that has been treated within 12 months or is a long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN).
Calculation/Formula Number of pregnant women in malaria endemic areas who slept under an ITN the night previous to the survey / Total number of pregnant women in that area x100
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) Pregnant women
Purpose/Rationale Non-immune pregnant women are at risk as malaria causes high rates of miscarriage (up to 60% in P. falciparum infection) and maternal death rates of 10–50%. Semi-immune pregnant women in areas of high transmission. Malaria can result in miscarriage and low birth weight, especially during the first and second pregnancies. An estimated 200 000 infants die annually as a result of malaria infection during pregnancy.
Policy Linkages Vector borne disease control plans, national disaster management plans
Preferred Data Sources Malaria Indicator Surveys, Vector Borne Disease Control Unit
Alternative_Data Sources DHS, MICS
Census - HIES - DHS tag DHS
Primary Data Collection System National Administrative Database - Health Information Management Systems (HIS)
Frequency of Data Collection Annual (aggregated over multiple years) if from administrative data/ Approx 5 years if from Survey sources
Other agencies countries_ must report to: Global Fund / UNICEF Global Database
SPC Responsibility - Data Management PHD
SPC Programme PHD
Numerator Number of pregnant women in malaria endemic areas who slept under an ITN the night previous to the survey
Denominator Total number of pregnant women in that area
Factor x100
Unit %