Malaria - Can we crack it? Ian Priestley

Wed 14th March 2018 at 19.00 - 21.15

What is Malaria?
Malaria is a febrile debilitating illness, which can lead to chronic anaemia, brain and kidney damage and death, especially amongst children and 2928711386 a6abca4c4fpregnant women. It is caused by the Plasmodium parasite that is injected into the blood system by an infected female Anopheles mosquito.

What is the problem?
Malaria is difficult to eradicate as the mosquitoes breed in swampy marshy areas of the tropics, and the parasite is becoming resistant to the cheaper drugs. Without control Malaria can have a dramatic impact on economic development. Income to countries have been devastated by malaria because so many people are off work ill with it. It is reckoned that billions could be saved by eliminating malaria.

How is Malaria caused?
By the Plasmodium parasite that is injected into the blood stream by an infected anopheles mosquito

Has Malaria just appeared?
It was first described in writings as long ago as 2,700 BC.

What are the answers?
Clear the swampy areas
Stop the mosquitoes biting
Kill the parasite

Rotarians Eliminating Malaria a Rotarian Action Group

(ALL fields required)