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Table 2 Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) for pregnant women: policies, availability and preferences

From: Prevention and management of malaria during pregnancy: findings from a comparative qualitative study in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi

Site Policy Shortages Availability and use
Kenya Free delivery at health facilities No Pregnant women report sleeping under ITNs
Pregnant women claim ITNs are not provided
Observations in houses confirm presence of ITNs
Malawi Free delivery at health facilities Observed Pregnant women report sleeping under ITNs
Ghana (northern) Sold in health facilities at subsidized prices Observed Cases of seasonal use of ITNs
Pregnant women complain about costs of ITNs
Ghana (central) Sold in health facilities at subsidized prices No Pregnant women report saving for use after delivery