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Malaria in Pregnancy

Malaria in Pregnancy

Why are pregnant women at risk of malaria? Pregnancy reduces a woman’s immunity to malaria, which makes her more susceptible to malaria infection and increases her risk of illness. In pregnant women, malaria can lead to severe anemia, spontaneous abortion (miscarriage), stillbirth, premature delivery, delivery of low-birthweight babies, and death. Women in their first pregnancy

Malaria Prevention & Treatment

What is Malaria? Malaria is a deadly disease transmitted to people by mosquitoes. Malaria was eliminated in the U.S. in 1951, but it remains one of the most serious global health problems. Pregnant women and children are most at risk of dying from malaria, but the disease is both preventable and treatable. In 2017, Jhpiego-supported programs provided 4.9