Public Health Impact on the Control of Malaria in Sub - Saharan Africa
The prevalence of malaria in sub Saharan Africa remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the continent. The epidemic possesses a major threat to the economic development and public health. The Sub-Saharan Africa as a geographical term refers to the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara, majority of the countries lie along the tropics thus allowing a favourable climatic condition for the survival and reproduction of the vector of this killer disease.
The pandemic outbreak of malaria several decades ago, before the advent of the Millennium development goals (MDGs), claimed so much lives in Africa. This was greatly influenced by …show more content…
Adapted from Malaria: progress, perils, and prospects for eradication. Designed by (Mikolajczak et al., 2006).
THE GLOBAL BURDEN OF MALARIA
The world malaria report 2011, reported an estimate of 3.3 billion people were at risk of malaria, 216 million cases were recorded out of which 174 million were from sub Saharan Africa. This killer disease accounted for approximately 537 000 to 907 000 deaths in the world, and sub Saharan Africa contributed about 91% of the deaths. (596 000, range 468 000 – 837 000) (WHO 2011). Children