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This is the Malaria groups presentation for Mr. Wimmer's 10th grade Honors Global class.

This is the Malaria groups presentation for Mr. Wimmer's 10th grade Honors Global class.

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  • 1. World Malaria Day 2012 World Malaria Day 2012 Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • 2. Clinics to cure Attack of the Killer Mosquitoes Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • 3. What is Malaria? • Malaria is a life threatening disease carried by the anopheles mosquito. malaria is most common in sub-saharan africa 660,000 people died from this preventable and treatable disease in 2010. Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • 4. About the Anopheles Mosquito • THE MOSQUITO IS THE MOST DEADLY ANIMAL IN THE WORLD. THE ANOPHELES LIVES IN HOT, SWAMP-FILLED AREAS OR ANYWHERE AROUND WATER. AS WELL AS MALARIA, THESE MOSQUITOES CARRY HEARTWORMS, OTHER VIRUSES AND AN AGENT THAT IS LINKED TO BRAIN CANCER. MALARIA CAN ALSO CAUSE LEARNING DISABILITIES IN GROWING INFANTS AND CHILDREN. Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • 5. Who does Malaria Affect? • Malaria affects everyone in the community. kids who get malaria spend 60% less time in school, and their families spend over one quarter of their income on treatment alone. also, if that family works in agriculture, like 65% of the population does, they will produce 40% less crops due to a malaria stricken member. Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • 6. How can we help? • our organization’s goal is to establish malaria specific clinics in ghana, to improve the quality of life for malaria stricken victims. • our teams will distribute treatments to lower income families who live in urban areas of the country. • there are a variety of medicines such as chloroquine that will be distributed by our clinics. • pesticides and pesticide treated nets will be offered as well to protect children. Thursday, January 16, 2014
  • 7. Malaria Statistics • over a half a million people die from malaria each year, and among the victims most of them are small children. • • • • • 90% of all these deaths occur in the sub-saharan region of africa. Thursday, January 16, 2014 malaria is one of the top 3 killers of small children in all of africa. malaria kills 1,500 kids everyday. malaria prevents kids from going to school more than other diseases. malaria costs africa 12 billion dollars per year.
  • 8. Malaria Statistics • Life saving tools such as mosquito nets and treatments have reduced death by 33%. • Less that 5% of children in sub-saharan africa currently sleep under any type of insecticide treated nets. Thursday, January 16, 2014