mental health, physical health, malaria, Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria prevention
Despite the eradication of malaria in several countries around the globe, malaria remains a deadly disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, killing over half a million people every year-most of which are young children. The climate of Sub-Saharan Africa is conducive to the spread of malaria year-round, and the inadequacy of health systems in many African countries makes it difficult for people who have been infected to receive the treatment that they need. Growing drug resistance also contributes to the difficulty of fighting malaria. Malaria not only kills but stifles economic growth and disables many of its survivors. Interventions like indoor residual spraying and insecticide-treated mosquito nets can reduce the risk of malaria.
"Prevalence of Malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2023:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2023/iss1/6