Malaria Infections in Africa

Malaria infections

This is the last of our malaria questions. Tomorrow morning we’ll publish the answer in the comment section of this post, and we’ll also include the answer in our World Malaria Day post.


The answer to yesterday’s question 90 percent.

Ninety percent of those who die from malaria are African children.

Through our Malaria Intervention Fund, Compassion-assisted children have access to insecticide-treated mosquito nets and malaria prevention education, and those struggling with the disease have access to malaria medical treatment.

(Source: nothingbutnets.net/malaria-kills/, November 2008)

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    Chris Giovagnoni April 25, 2009

    And the answer is …

    False.

    Although malaria is an easily preventable disease, because of increasing drug resistance and struggling health-care systems, malaria infections in Africa have actually increased during the last three decades.

    (Source: malarianomore.org, November 2008)

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    Sara Benson April 24, 2009

    The number of infections is rising.

    My question is how have recent advances in medicine and so forth affected the number of malaria deaths? Are people being treated more effectively, or are the number of deaths from malaria rising too?

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    Mike Stephens April 24, 2009

    We are biting back!!!

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    Mike Stephens April 24, 2009

    True because of all the nets

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    Amy Wallace April 24, 2009

    I’ll say False

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    Vicki Small April 24, 2009

    No decrease.

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    Judith Tremblay April 24, 2009

    Sarah is right. Actually, they’ve increased, despite malaria being an easily preventable disease.

    I was actually surprised at the answer when I researched the question–I thought they would have gone down.

    Let’s keep bringing those mosquito nets!

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    Sarah Charles April 24, 2009

    It has not decreased.

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