The Effect of Malaria on Pregnant Women and Children
Dube, Makhosazana Z.
Washington and Lee University, Shepherd Poverty Program
Pregnancy -- Complications
Children -- Diseases
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Makhosazana Z. Dube is a member of the Class of 2009 of Washington and Lee University.Capstone; [FULL-TEXT FREELY AVAILABLE ONLINE]Some say, "where countries prosper least, malaria thrives most," -- and given the data on the global distribution of malaria, it is true. Malaria thrives most in tropical and hence wet areas, which consist mostly of developing nations. Several factors could be major contributors to the poverty found in these places, and disease is one of them. This paper examines the effect malaria has on African pregnant women and their children. Tanzania and Mozambique which are two bordering countries plagued with malaria will be used as examples to show the reality of this disease. In addition, the role the global community has played and could potentially play in the fight against and possibly eradication of malaria is discussed.Makhosazana Zandile Dube