Evelyn Julias (29) from Bangwe, Blantyre in Malawi tells us about how her 7 month old daughter Ruth got sick in June this year.
Ruth first started to become sick on the 1st June, she kept being sick in the morning and in the afternoon; her temperature was so high and she was crying uncontrollably. I thought she had either pneumonia or malaria so took her to Bangwe health facility that day.
The doctors at the clinic did not say what was wrong with Ruth but gave her an injection and told me to buy some panandol (because the clinic did not have any in stock) and were sent home. Later that day when we were back at home Ruth’s condition got worse and she was having convulsions so I decided to take her back to the clinic the next morning. When we got there she given another injection and we were told to take her to QECH. We had to take Ruth on public transport as there was no ambulance.