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SP and ITN helps prevent malaria during pregnancy

Our photo journalist met Joana Bruce Quist at the ante natal center Tema Polyclinic.
Joana noted that, she was at the clinic to make sure her unborn child was healthy. She also said, she has already taken doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) to ensure that she doesn’t get malaria.
“I came here purposely to make sure my baby is safe and me too I am safe. I have already taken 2 doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and I also sleep under an insecticide treated net every night.”
Joana encourages every pregnant woman to visit the ante-natal clinic frequently and take all drugs prescribed by health workers. Pregnant women are very vulnerable to malaria which remains a major cause of maternal mortality. The WHO recommends that pregnant women sleep inside Insecticide Treated nets and take all doses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) during pregnancy delivery.