Malaria infection in pregnant women is associated with high risks of both maternal and infant complications and even death, so prevention is critical. Pregnant women have a weaker immune system and are less able to get rid of malaria infections. They are 3 times more likely to develop severe disease from a malaria infection than non-pregnant women in the same location. Malaria infection during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery, low birth weight, infant sickness or death.
Read more about PSI’s programs for malaria prevention and treatment [link].