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The Global Technical Strategy For Malaria 2016-2030

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Current Public Health Approach The World Health Organization has written, “The Global Technical Strategy For Malaria 2016-2030.” The report will be published in December of each year until it's conclusion. This program has set ambitious but achievable goals in the reduction of morbidity and mortality caused by malaria. It aims to do this by increasing proven prevention strategies and increasing access to treatment for those most vulnerable to infection. The program has four goals. The first goal is to reduce mortality by 40% in 2020, by 75% in 2025 and 90% by 2030. The second goal is to reduce incidence of malarial infection by the same percentages during the same years. The third goal is to eliminate endemic malaria in at least 10…show more content…
al 2017). Protecting children and pregnant women from malarial infection can be done through herd immunity. With infectious disease is herd immunity is normally achieved when 70% to 80% of the population has become immune either by natural exposure or vaccinations. If the mosquitoes that transmit the illness can be eliminated and the occurrence of illness within the human population can be reduced then the cycle of infection can be broken (WHO 2017). Anopheles mosquito like to lay their eggs in small shallow collections of standing water like contain siting outdoors, old tires or hoof prints. The fewer collections of stagnant water, the more difficult it will be for the mosquito to lay their eggs. If residence actively remove these collections of water during the rainy season, then the ability of the mosquito to reproduce will be reduced as well (Webb 2009). In order to limit future anti-malarial drug resistance, suspected patients need to have a diagnosis by laboratory test not just evaluation of symptoms (WHO 2017, CDC 2017). The primary diagnosis of malaria is made through microscopy or the examination of a specimen under the microscope. The thick blood smear on the microscope slide allows the observer to locate parasites sitting in the red blood cells. The thin blood smear allows direct identification
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