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

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Maternal, Newborn & Child Health

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The Right Services, at the Right Time, in the Right Ways Around the world, women and their babies are dying from preventable complications before, during and after childbirth. This is tragic because many of these complications can be treated with simple and affordable solutions. We work to increase the number of women who have access

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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

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