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Table 3 Summary of key findings: acceptability and demand

From: Evaluation of the national policy of single screening and treatment for the prevention of malaria in pregnancy in two districts in Eastern Indonesia: health provider perceptions

Area Themes Sub-themes
Acceptability   To what extent do health providers accept SST?
  Of SST for control of malaria in pregnancy SST is good because it is important to detect malaria early in pregnancy, pregnancy is risky time; SST should be continued; SST is a good policy but only if it is in fact being carried out and the quality is improved
  Of RDTs vs microscopy RDTs are not always accurate; RDTs are easy to use and a good alternative if there are no lab services or for use in the field; RDTs are useful but we may still need to confirm result with microscope
  Of DP Most participants reported no challenges with DP use; DP was not always immediately effective
DP can produce mild side effects in some women (nausea, vomiting, dizziness)
Demand   To what extent is SST perceived to have positive effects, to be used, and demanded by PW?
  For SST by pregnant women (perceived by health providers) Awareness about screening is low and some pregnant women don’t go for screening despite being advised, e.g. transportation costs; lack of motivation to attend health facilities; women question why they are being tested when they have no complaints