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Malaria Continues to Threaten Pregnant Women and Infants. What is Sierra Leone Doing About It?

Authors: Keith Esch, Kwabena Larbi, and Kumba Wani Lahai Almost half the world’s population is at risk of malaria. Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to the disease when they become infected because pregnancy reduces a woman’s immunity, increasing the risk of illness, severe anemia, and death. For the fetus, maternal malaria increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, and low birth weight—a leading cause of child mortality. Globally,... Read More
at Thursday, June 27, 2019
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U.S. Ambassador to Niger Eric P. Whitaker Discusses Country's Upcoming SMC Campaign

Authors: Koko Daniel and Maman Badamassi Malaria is a major public health problem in Niger. It is the country’s primary cause of illness and accounts for half of all recorded deaths. While the entire population of Niger is at risk of malaria, children are especially vulnerable when they become infected because they have little to no immunity to the disease. In Niger, children under five years of age account for about 62 percent of the burden of malaria and 75 percent of malaria-related... Read More
at Monday, June 24, 2019
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