Friday, December 15, 2017
If you live in a community with Malaria and are interested in implementing our program in your community feel free to contact us via our web site www.AIDSfreeAFRICA.org. We would like this program to be used all over the world.
Malaria, a devastating disease that runs rampant in sub-Saharan Africa, is passed on to mosquitoes by an infected human and spread to many more humans by that very same infected mosquito. Of the over 200 million cases of malaria worldwide, 90% of them happen in Africa. In countries like Cameroon, more than 70% of the population is in danger of falling victim to this disease; many of those include children under the age of 5. How do we affect change on a grassroots level? The answer is on many levels.
AIDSfreeAFRICA has been educating Cameroonians on how the disease is spread. First the mosquito is born disease-free. The mosquito then finds a person to bite, sucking up a sample of their blood, which has Plasmodium falciparum (which is the
malaria parasite.) The mosquito is not affected by the parasite, but when this mosquito bites another person, thus begins the disease process of malaria. The parasites multiply in the blood, feeding on its host’s red blood cells. This life cycle of the parasite in the host is particularly deadly in children, since children have less blood than adults.
statistically significant drop in Malaria cases.