Malaria: A Public Health Issue Research Paper by ABCs

Malaria: A Public Health Issue
An exploration of malaria as a public health issue in countries where this disease is prevalent.
# 112954 | 2,595 words | 11 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper discusses the problem of malaria in countries where the disease is prevalent by examining the affected populations, the barriers to treating this health issue, and the resources and programs available for dealing with malaria. The paper discusses how to strengthen the role of the international community for this cause and identifies four components necessary for successful malaria prevention and treatment. Finally, the paper explores what the future holds regarding the treatment of malaria.

Population Affected By Malaria
History of Malaria
Contemporary Controls
Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV)
Points of Entry and Departure
Barriers and Misconceptions
Requirements To Strengthen International Community's Role
Malaria a Public and Health Issue
Vaccines for Malaria
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Forty percent of the world's population is stated to be at risk of Malaria with ninety percent of deaths from malaria occurring in the country of Africa, south of the Sahara desert. (Harvard School of Public Health, 2001; paraphrased) Malaria is reported by the Harvard School of Public Health to have been "eradicated in many countries, including the US, in 1950s"(Harvard School of Public Health, 2001) However the malaria parasite has become extremely resistant to drug therapy. Furthermore, malaria not only causes terrible sickness but also has a potential to cripple "developing economies through the enormous cost in medical expenses and days of labor lost." (Harvard School of Public Health, 2001)"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Azarian, Taj; Kay, Robin S.; and Smith, Laura (2008)Malaria Among Recently Arrived Burundian Refugees: A Public Health Response. Epi Update. The Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology. January 2008.
  • Breiger, Bill (2008) IRS in Uganda - a Call for Monitoring Resistance 21 June 2008. Indoor Residual Spraying. Malaria Matters. Online available at:
  • Brieger, Bill (2008) Counting Down the Cases Morbidity & Monitoring 24 June 2008. Malaria Matters. Online available at:
  • Combining Interventions to Prevent Malaria While Fighting Resistance (2007) Global Health Policy. 8 Mar 2007. Center for Global Development. Online available at:
  • Comment by the Medicines for Malaria Venture (2006) For Web-Based Public Hearing of World Health Organization in View of Meeting of Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, on 4-8 December.

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