Hypertension is an increasing health issue in sub-Saharan Africa where malaria remains common in pregnancy. We established a birth cohort in Nigeria to evaluate the early impact of maternal malaria on newborn blood pressure (BP).
Ayoola, O. O., Gemmell, I., Omotade, O. O., Adeyanju, O. A., Cruickshank, J. K., & Clayton, P. E. (2011). Maternal malaria, birth size and blood pressure in nigerian newborns: Insights into the developmental origins of hypertension from the ibadan growth cohort. PLoS ONE, 6(9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0024548