Prevention And Treatment Of Malaria

3785 Words Aug 28th, 2014 16 Pages
Executive Summary
The last decade has seen an unprecedented amount of progress in malaria elimination efforts in Africa. With organizations and governments increasing contribution to provide malarial prevention and treatment, the incidence of malaria in Africa has dramatically decreased across the world with a 26% decrease since 2000 to 2010. However, there are still over 200 million cases of malaria and an estimated half a million deaths each year are caused by malaria with victims mostly children under the age of 5 and pregnant women.
The goal of ending poverty by 2015 set by the United Nations aims for 8 different categories which will help achieve the goal. Each category has 8 different goals known as the Millennium Development Goals. Goal 6 focuses on diseases such as HIV/AIDS as well as malaria.
There are many organizations and government involved with the effort, each playing a part in making the world a better place. Their actions impact millions of lives who are at risk of malaria and their contributions depend on their actions to help reach the 6th goal of the Millennium Development Goals.
Introduction
Malaria is one of the most widespread and threatening parasitic diseases that affect humans. It is also a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by Anopholine mosquitoes that kills more than one million people each year. Most victims of malaria are from sub-Saharan Africa where malaria threatens hundreds of millions of people and contributes to…
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