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Published by University of Nairobi Press in Nairobi .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesMalaria and poverty in Africa
Statementedited by, Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Germano Mwabu.
ContributionsFosu, Augustin Kwasi., Mwabu, Germano.
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 183 p. :
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17964531M
ISBN 109966846166
LC Control Number2007380457

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Download Malaria Poverty In Africa full book in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format, get it for read on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Malaria Poverty In Africa full free pdf books. Africa, whereas it grew by 4% among all low-income economies.3 Per capita gross national product for sub-Saharan Africa declined by % between and According to the World Bank, malaria deaths in Africa rose from roughly to per , over this same period.4 The links between malaria and poverty are multi-. In Africa, malaria©UNICEF/HQ/PIROZZI sickens and kills many children like month-old Said in the United Republic of Tanzania. low birthweight in sub-Saharan Africa. The disease also has a crippling effect on the continent’s economic growth and perpetuates vicious cycles of poverty. keywords malaria, malaria incidence, poverty, socio-economic status, Africa, equity Introduction Malaria is commonly recognized as a disease of poverty (Gallup & Sachs ; Sachs & Malaney ; World Health Organization/UNICEF ). At the global level, malaria .

  Malaria remains a major public health problem in Sub Saharan Africa, where widespread poverty also contribute to the burden of the disease. This study was designed to investigate the relationship between the prevalence of childhood fever and socioeconomic factors including poverty in Nigeria, and to examine these effects at the regional levels. Close to 90% of malaria cases occur in Africa. Although malaria is treatable with anti-malarial drugs, these are often not available in the poorest areas. Instead, what has been found to be effective is mosquito nets for beds. This bed netting protects people from mosquitoes while they sleep at night, when the mosquitoes come out. It then implies that both citizens and leaders, especially of the sub-Saharan Africa most wake up to fight this common enemy call poverty which predisposes majority to many ailments including malaria. Malaria is most entrenched in the poorest countries in the developing world “Malaria and poverty are intimately connected. As both a root cause and a consequence of poverty, malaria is most intractable for the poo- rest countries and communities in the world that face a vicious cycle of poverty and ill health”.

Malaria still claims a heavy human and economic toll, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa. Even though the causality between malaria and poverty is presumably bi-directional, malaria plays a role in the economic difficulties of the region. This article provides an analysis of the economic consequences of malaria (with an emphasis on human capital accumulation and productivity), and a discussion. According to the World Bank, malaria deaths in Africa rose from roughly to per , over this same period. 4. The links between malaria and poverty are multiple and complex. A strong correlation between malaria and poverty has long been recognized, but understanding the direction and magnitude of the correlation is more difficult.   Malaria incidence rates have decreased by 37 % globally and mortality rates by 60 % since It is estimated that 70 % of the reductions in numbers of cases in sub-Saharan Africa can be attributed to malaria interventions. Reductions in malaria incidence and mortality rates have been made in every WHO region and almost every country. MALARIA: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States, by Margaret Humphreys. pages, s: 2.