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Malaria

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A child suffering or recovering from malaria needs plenty of liquids and food.

A girl or boy suffering from malaria should be offered liquids and foods frequently to help prevent dehydration and malnutrition.

Frequent breastfeeding prevents dehydration and helps the child fight infections, including malaria. Children who are breastfeeding and suffering from malaria should be breastfed as often as possible.

Frequent malarial infection can cause anaemia. A child who has had malaria several times should be checked for anaemia.