PUBH-100: Global Issues in Public Health
Parasitic Diseases | Public Health
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This brief analyzes malaria in Guinea and its impacts on individuals and the society. It consists of a geographic and demographic presentation of Guinea which includes information about its location, climate, natural resources, ethnic groups, politics and social internal and external challenges where human trafficking, lack of healthcare and refugees are discussed. The brief analyzes malaria´s transmission, diagnosis, preventions and a suggestion for an intervention.
Malaria is a vector-borne disease, which means that living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals to humans, spread malaria. 70 percent of all malaria deaths occur in age years, but other groups at high risk are infants, pregnant women, patients with HIV/AIDS, and migrating people (travelers) that are non-immune. The incidence of malaria was 367.8 per 1,000 people at the risk year 2015. Early diagnosis and treatment of malaria reduces disease and prevents death. Insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) are the most effective prevention interventions and preferred in public health programs.
The suggested intervention is increasing education which is advocated to promote healthier behavior by creating awareness of risk factors, the symptoms and when to seek health care.
Augustana Digital Commons Citation
Jacobson, Madeleine. "Guinea : Malaria" (2018). Global Public Health.
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