Malaria is a mosquito born infectious disease of humans and other animals caused by parasitic protozoan of genus Plasmodium.
It is one of the most devastating infectious diseases, killing more than 1 million people annually where pregnant women, children,
and immuno-compromised individuals have the highest morbidity and mortality, and Africa bears the heaviest burden. The main
purpose of the study was to find out the Effect of Malaria on Pregnant Mothers at Kano Municipal Local government Kano State.
This was a cross-sectional study in which 200 pregnant women was chosen from selected Primary Health Care Centres within
Kano Municipal Local Government, Kano. And used a validated and pre-tested questionnaires to collect data. Collected data were
analyzed using Statistical Software for Social Sciences (SPSS) and the results presented in tables and figures. The study showed
effect of malaria in pregnancy at 57.5%, and the incidence of malaria in pregnant women at 53.5% that it causes complications.
And 55.5% of the pregnant women know that malaria causes low birth weight, also 59.0% of the respondents knows that there are
ways of preventing malaria in pregnancy and 50.5% of the pregnant women have knowledge of the preventive measures of malaria
in pregnancy. Slightly above 50% of pregnant women have basic knowledge on the effect of malaria on Pregnancy and it causes
complication. Also have basic knowledge on modes of malaria transmission. They also have knowledge of the preventive measures
of malaria in pregnancy.