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Research Article

Increased Birth Weight Associated with Regular Pre-Pregnancy Deworming and Weekly Iron-Folic Acid Supplementation for Vietnamese Women

  • Luca Passerini mail,

    PasseriniL@searo.who.int

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Gerard J. Casey,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine (RMH/WH), The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Beverley A. Biggs,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine (RMH/WH), The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia, Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Infectious Diseases (CCREID), The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

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  • Dai T. Cong,

    Affiliation: World Health Organization, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Luong B. Phu,

    Affiliation: Yen Bai Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Yen Bai Medical College, Yen Bai, Vietnam

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  • Tran Q. Phuc,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • Marco Carone,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Antonio Montresor

    Affiliations: World Health Organization, Hanoi, Vietnam, Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Published: April 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001608

About the Authors

Luca Passerini, Dai T. Cong, Antonio Montresor
World Health Organization, Hanoi, Vietnam
Gerard J. Casey, Beverley A. Biggs
Department of Medicine (RMH/WH), The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Beverley A. Biggs
Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Infectious Diseases (CCREID), The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
Luong B. Phu
Yen Bai Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Yen Bai Medical College, Yen Bai, Vietnam
Tran Q. Phuc
National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Marco Carone
Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Antonio Montresor
Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: PasseriniL@searo.who.int

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LP GJC BAB DTC LBP TQP AM. Analyzed the data: LP MC. Wrote the paper: LP GJC. Supervised the study: AM BAB.