Raise awareness of Malaria and how easily we could help people.
Malaria is an disease caused by parasites. It is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions, including parts of the Americas, Asia, and Africa. Each year, it causes disease in approximately 650 million people and kills between one and three million, most of them young children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is commonly-associated with poverty, but is also a cause of poverty and a major hindrance to economic development.
The impact of malaria in Africa:
The disease exerts its heaviest toll in Africa, where around 90% of the more than one million deaths from malaria worldwide occur each year, this constitutes 10% of the continent's overall disease burden.
Up to 30% of Africa's malaria deaths are in countries undergoing emergency situations in which war, civil strife, food shortages and displacement affect large civilian populations.
Malaria deaths during these events usually far exceed those caused by the conflict at the root of the emergency itself. The chaos, which follows war or civil unrest, can destroy health systems, cut food supplies and expose people to multiple infections.
Poor living conditions in temporary camps and war-affected towns can increase both vector and water born disease transmission, eroding an individual's immune system.
Close to 3000 children die of malaria every day.
Burundi 3.5 Million in 7 months were infected by malaria.
Multiple drug resistance extends to effective but more toxic anti-malarial drugs.
Malaria is concentrated in tropical areas where the population are low income earners
Great need for effective anti-malarial drugs VS low resources for research from pharmaceutical firms.
Malaria: A First Degree Killer
(Statistics are different from each website)
1. Every 30 seconds a child dies from Malaria.
2. Malaria kills 2.5 million people every year
3. Enough children die every day to fill 7 jumbo jets
4. Malaria mostly kills children under 5 and pregnant women