Safe Pregnancy by Infectious Disease Control in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Pilot Study
A cross-sectional observational study was conducted with 2008 pregnant women attending
either Binza or Kingasani Maternity clinics in Kinshasa, DRC to determine baseline rates of
STIs, TB and malaria. Data was collected for sample size calculation in a larger
STI/Malaria and TB randomized controlled trial.
- older than or equal to 15 years of age
- presenting for antenatal care at one of the two target maternities for the first time
during the current pregnancy
- willing to provide informed consent
- refusal to participate in the HIV voluntary and counseling program at the maternity
center or refusal to share HIV results with the study staff.
Type of Study:
Additional Descriptors: Convenience Sample, Primary Purpose: Screening, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional, Time Perspective: Prospective
Robin Ryder, M.D.
University of North Carolina
United States: Federal Government
GN 02 - Pilot
- Infectious diseases
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Maternal and child health
- Women's Health
- Global Network
- Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- Communicable Diseases