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Makerere in post-discharge malaria prevention study

Makerere University has partnered with Masaka, Hoima and Jinja hospitals to conduct a Post Dicharge Malaria Prevention Study following the increased number of children who die of aneamia related-severe malaria within six months after being discharged from hospitals.

According to researchers, among what they will be looking for is why children succumb and the appropriate remedies for the complication inform of the anti-malaria drug combinations.

Statistics indicate that one in five children below 5 years will die after being discharged from a local hospital in the above areas due to severe malaria. According to Dr. Florence Gumisiriza, the Director Masaka Referral hospital, they admit about 20 children under five years suffering from Malaria and anemia daily.

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