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Fact Files

Malaria burden in Cameroon

  • 45-50% consultations,
  • 23% of hospitalisation in children <5 years
  • 35% of all death in children <5 years
  • 26% of job absenteeism
  • 65% of school absenteeism
  • 40% of the annual health budget

Malaria in pregnancy

  • 60% of pregnant women suffer from malaria
  • It is 4 times more likely to strike pregnant women than other adults
  • It has implications for both mother and child accounting for maternal and under-5 deaths

Intermittent Preventive Therapy in pregnancy (IPTp) is free in Cameroon