Malaria

By :Kelsa Berkland

Background

Malaria is a blood disease that is caused by a mosquito.


Malaria can be prevented and treatable disease.


Malaria often causes death.


Geography

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What is the government trying to do about it ??

Access to services and prevention and treatment interventions, supply of quality medicines and routine surveillance, monitoring and evaluation national and international targets


Are they getting the right equipment?

  • There are many different vaccinations but PfSPZ has the best result for a malaria vaccine so far.

  • Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets

  • Treated nets are considerably more effective than untreated ones. The mosquito can bite the host through untreated nets if there is skin contact with the net

  • using anti-malarial medications.


How is it affecting their government systems

Costs to individuals and their families include purchase of drugs for treating malaria at home; expenses for travel to, and treatment at, clinics; lost days of work; absence from school; expenses for preventive measures; expenses for burial in case of deaths


Costs to governments include maintenance of health facilities; purchase of drugs and supplies; public health interventions against malaria, such as insecticide spraying or distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets; lost days of work with resulting loss of income; and lost opportunities for joint economic ventures and tourism.



Many foundations have been started to help stop this horrible disease!!

  • Bill and Melinda Gates have started a foundation to get the countries and hospitals resources and money so that they can help stop Malaria.
  • Another foundation is the Malaria No More foundation. They have done a huge amount to help these countries by covering 5.6million people with the mosquito nets. They have also reached out to 20million Africans to teach them about health education to encourage them to sleep under the nets and seek timely testings and treatment often.
  • There is also the Against Malaria Foundation


Conclusion

Malaria is not just a little problem it is actually a big problem not just in africa but all around the world. Malaria is hurting people and their government systems. There are still kids and young adults still trying to fight Malaria. It is not going to stop until the countries have enough money and the right equipment to vaccinate all the people and to get their government systems stable. Please help stop the fight against malaria.


Bibliography

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  • "Health." UNICEF. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2014.
  • "The Challenge." Malaria No More. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2014.
  • Stewart, Phil. "Mosquito Bacteria Identified in Malaria Battle." Reuters. Thomson Reuters, 15 May 2007. Web. 09 Jan. 2014