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Rose Aluoch

I fear my child can die because of malaria

“My name is Rose Aluoch Ngala and this place is called Ombeyi, Kamagaga. I work on the farm and I have three children: Shanrol, Robata, Ngala.

Shanrol is two years old and one month. Her body was hot. She was not eating or playing, and crying all the time. It was then that I decided to take her to the hospital in Ogra. At the hospital she was taken to the lab and was diagnosed with malaria and I was told that she would be admitted for three days. At the hospital they kept testing her to find out how her blood was and how far the disease had gone.

When your child is always sick, you can hardly eat or work. The only work is to take care of the child and carry her around since she is always in pain. I fear that my child can die because of this disease malaria.

This is the fourth time she gets malaria. The first time she was only 8 months, and I took her to the hospital where she received drip water and medicine.

This medicine is good because the child can swallow fast and does not have any side effects such as rashes. The fever also goes down very fast. Now as you can see she can speak and play and truly I have seen a big difference.”