Dec 16, 2009, 1:58 PM
training commenced with the introduction on malaria, its causes, preventive
methods and cures. According to Nuru Sey, one of the presenters, the name
malaria originated from
Mr. Sey highlighted the two different kinds of malaria, which are complicated and uncomplicated. The symptoms for complicated malaria are unconsciousness, anemia yellowing of the eyes. According to him, the symptoms of uncomplicated malaria include a rise in temperature, vomiting and loss of appetite. The first line treatment in The Gambia is coartem in place of chloroquinine, the second one he said is quinine. According to him, the use of chloroquinine has stopped because the parasite is resistant to the drug. The treatment failure can also be as a result of in complete usage of drugs. Other speakers included Mr. Muhammeh Saho, regional health team officer in Kanifing.