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Malaria in Cameroon, West Africa

Malaria is a common tropical infectious disease that results from the bite of an infected female mosquito from the plasmodium family. It remains a major cause for concern for public health practitioners because of the effects it has not only on the people, but also on the economy. The areas most hit by this obnoxious disease is the sub-Saharan Africa where an estimated 90% of malaria-related deaths take place (CDC, 2010). Cameroon is no exception. Although it is a serious and sometimes deadly disease, malaria can be prevented and treated when properly diagnosed on time. Please click here to view presentation. I hope the information is insightful. Questions are comments are appreciated. Thank you!

CDC, (2010). Frequently asked questions (FAQs). Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/faqs/html


3 Responses

  1. I am so proud of you this is such a great paper!

  2. Thanks, Christine. I appreciate it.

  3. ACTWID KONGADZEM a non governmental organization has teamed up with the ANTI CORRUPTION team based in Yaounde-Cameroon to sensitize basic drugs that are subsidized free of charge in Cameroon government hospitals and health centers.
    There drugs are supposed to be given free to the following illnesses:
    HIV/AIDS 1st and 2nd line treatments
    Tuberculosis: Given in two stages,Intensive stage of 2 months and the after continuation stage for 4-6months
    Malaria Artesunate-Amodiaquine,paracetamol given to children 0-5 years and Sulfadoxine -pyrimethamine given free to pregnant women
    Cholera: free even with diagnosis.

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