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Bigger babies for women given extra prophylaxis against malaria

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f907 (Published 13 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f907

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Updated guidelines from the World Health Organization recommend boosting malaria prophylaxis for pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa. The new policy could help increase average birth weights and reduce the number of babies born weighing less than 2500 g, according to a meta-analysis …

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