Malaria is transferred through bite from female anopheles mosquito.
Step to take in preventing malaria in Pregnancy.
- Pregnant women should take 2 doses of Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (SP) during ante-natal clinic to prevent malaria.
- Child with fever should be taken to a health facility for proper malaria treatment.
- Children under five years and pregnant women are at high risk of having Malaria due to low immunity.
- Malaria when pregnant can lead to lack of blood in the body (Anaemia), still birth and miscarriage.
- Children under five year and all pregnant women should sleep under treated Insecticide Nets to prevent Malaria.
- Swing doors and windows with nets should be used in homes.
- Pregnant woman with malaria should be treated quickly to prevent complications which can lead to death.
- Babies born of women with malaria in pregnancy may become sick easily because their immunity will be low.
- Malaria can be reduced by cleaning your homes, cleaning gutters, removing stagnant water near your house.
- Child with fever should be taken to a health facility for proper treatment of malaria.
Signs of Malaria
- Feeling weak
- General body weakness
- Body temperature increase
- Joint ache
- Head ache
- Bitterness of the mouth.