Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:26 - Updated Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:26
Pregnant women more likely to develop acute malaria
Saurimo - The risk of developing acute malaria is three times higher in pregnant women due to transient depression of immunity during pregnancy, warned Thursday, and Saurimo, province of Lunda Sul, general practitioner Guilhermina Pereira.
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Speaking to Angop, on the sidelines of the 1st symposium on malaria, promoted in Saurimo by the provincial Health Office in Lunda Sul, the specialist said that the disease in pregnancy is a major cause of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in the region.
In this way, she called on traditional midwives to disseminate information, education and communication, so that in each of their areas of jurisdiction, every pregnant woman knows the effects of malaria, knows the means of prevention and seeks a health unit, at the first sign of the disease.
She added that because of the seriousness of malaria during pregnancy, effective interventions are needed to reduce its consequences through intermittent and preventive treatments with sulfadoxine associated with pyrimethamine and use of insecticide-treated bed nets.
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