Post-discharge malaria chemoprevention in children with severe anaemia: a robust strategy to save lives

January 2024
Marc Christian Tahita, Quique Bassat

In low-income countries, and particularly in settings where malaria transmission is high, post-discharge mortality in children remains an underappreciated but significant public health problem, often accounting a cumulative mortality in the first weeks after discharge similar to that occurring during hospitalisation.

Although this phenomenon has been demonstrated occur in low-income countries irrespective of the reason for admission, certain conditions or comorbidities during admission appear to increase the risk of advoutcomes post discharge more than others.