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Remmy Butia May 28, 2024


Malaria in pregnancy is a significant cause of severe maternal anaemia, low-birth-weight babies, premature delivery, miscarriage and stillbirth. These complications are devastating, and leave a bitter taste: family tragedies that should have been prevented.

Pregnant women, babies, the under-fives and those with HIV/AIDS are particularly vulnerable to infection from the mosquito-born parasite which causes malaria, and suffer more severely than the general population.

Amref Health Africa, Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) in partnership with the County Government of Nandi, conducted its annual meeting with Community Health Promoters and Community Health Assistants drawn from Tinderet Sub County. The event provided an opportunity to engage health teams and partners to reflect on GFNFM3 Malaria in Pregnancy interventions implementation so far, to review performance of MIP interventions of GFNM3 Malaria Program and to chart the way forward and harmonize implementation of the Malaria In Pregnancy activities for enhanced MIP indicators and quality implementationfor optimal impact.

Prevention of malaria during pregnancy is critical to maternal and child survival. Quality treatment and prevention is essential to protect both mother and child.

Effective surveillance is the only way to ensure treatment and eventual eradication of malaria, and County Disease Surveillance Coordinator Japhet Rutto called for an aggressive new approach against the disease.

The County Department of Health reaffirms their commitment to ensuring people living in malaria-risk areas are using appropriate malaria preventive interventions and are treated.

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