Over 1 Million People die from Malaria Each Year(Wafrica Guest Posts)

in health •  21 days ago

Malaria is one of the most serious and deadly diseases in the tropical region, that is, our part of the World. It does not diagnose earlier for treatment things can be very catastrophic for the sufferer or patient. It would interest you to know that Malaria kills more than two (2) million people each year and out of this two (2) million, 1.8 is from Africa. Even worse, more than half a million children who are under the age of five years die of malaria each year in Africa. Now with all these huge deaths, seventy-five (75%) can be prevented by a timely intervention.

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Prevention

The transmission of malaria is through the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito thus the best way to prevent the acquisition of malaria is by preventing bites from taking place. Measures to prevent mosquito should thus be taken into serious consideration especially in zones at high risk or malaria irrespective of the fact that antimalarial drugs may be available or not.
Some precautionary measure one may use to evade mosquito bites include;

  1. Using a mosquito-proof net over the bed
  2. Remaining indoors at from dusk till dawn since this is their feeding time range
  3. Wear long-sleeved clothes and long trousers when you have to go out at night
  4. Use of insect repellent on exposed skin
  5. Use of mosquito coils at night
  6. Use of insecticides spray some hours before going to bed
  7. Use of mosquito repelling bulbs to keep them out of the room

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Signs and Symptoms

People who may have been infected with malaria may experience headaches, high fever, profuse sweating, tiredness, aching muscles, shivering, loss of appetite, dizziness, nausea, cough and a whole lot more just to mention a few

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Children under the age of 5 and pregnant women are at higher risk of getting malaria

Treatment

A blood test is required to confirm the presence of the malaria parasite in the system after which treatment may be required. Early treatment is key in preventing the progression of the disease into the cerebral hemisphere. Ideally, treatment ought to be done at the hospital however in the case of no health facility with the region then it would be advisable to start with anti-malaria treatment and travel to seek profession healthcare from the nearest health facility available.

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Malaria is the most dangerous disease in Africa. But day by day the situation is improving. Thanks for your valuable post.

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and thanks too

Malaria has been a devastating sickness we have in africa. It is the main underlying problem we african have. The rate by which it kill most especially children is now becoming too much. I still believe that one day malaria will be a story to tell in africa like ebola. Thanks

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good to see you too

The prevalence of malaria is overwhepming and is high time we took things more serious

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we need some active measures to kick malaria out

Much too important not to be resteemed. I participated in a net program in Central Africa. Thanks for this!!!!

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you are most welcome buddy

Is there anyway to eradicate Malaria?

Looks like Gates foundation has helped some, but was not very effective overall?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_%26_Melinda_Gates_Foundation

"The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: The foundation has donated more than $6.6 billion for global health programs, including over US$1.3 billion donated as of 2012 on malaria alone, greatly increasing the dollars spent per year on malaria research.[90][91] Before the Gates efforts on malaria, malaria drugmakers had largely given up on producing drugs to fight the disease, and the foundation is the world's largest donor to research on diseases of the poor.[91] "

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), also known as the Gates Foundation, is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000, and is said to be the largest private foundation in the US, holding $38 billion in assets. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology.
The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees: Bill and Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett.

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Good to see your addition and details @surfyogi. Steem can really help bring outs projects to help eradicate malaria here in Afriica.

i'm from spain and this kind of mosquitos are already coming here, soon the south of europe can get infected too I hope it will be fixed...

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we surely hope so

So sad, please all capable person help this affected malaria child,

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we need to stay alert and help fight malaria. l believe steem can help support cure malaria challenge here in Africa. thanks buddy

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Welcome @wafrica boss, i used all time #wafrica tag, i comfortable use this tag

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Kudos! I wonder why some people treated or take malaria as part of living.
Meanwhile it kills human being everyday.
Amaria is a big enemies to us.
Thanks for bringing this @wafrica

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its so dreadful and a killer,thanks too

This should be "each year", not "each day".

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many thanks for the correction

In our country Venezuela is currently outbreak of malaria, and spread throughout the territory, and the scarcity of medicine and marketing it through the black market has led to the death of many. since it sells them in very high numbers that the most needy can not afford.

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so great to see you too adding your words

what!!!!!!!!!!...................that is so shocking 😲

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oh yes..be glad not to see this over your end,thanks anyway

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i am so shocked

Please edit the title of this post.

Over 1 million people DID NOT die of malaria each DAY.

It's Annually as stated in the post.

Please correct it @wafrica

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so much grateful to you dear