When we lived in Ghana malaria was fairly easy to treat and there were not so many choices of drugs to use. And I felt like I knew pretty well how to take care of the sick kids and what meds to give. Today I realized that there are more drugs available and recommended. And I have to learn the new treatment regimens.
|Some of the drugs available to treat malaria|
|Chart with guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of malaria|
Those of us who are visitors in Ghana usually take medicine to try and prevent malaria. It is not always 100% successful. When we lived in Nalerigu all the time, we could count on getting malaria at least once a year.