ANTI-MALARIA CAMPAIGN
 

CASE STUDY
A young adorable boy, Kofi, of 2yrs was brought to the OPD by his father with a temperature of 40°C, a very bad fever. Right before the doctor, Kofi began convulsing. The doctor diagnosed him of severe malaria, immediately ordered the nurse to give him some injections and to admit him to the ward. Kofi’s father didn’t like the idea of the admission but he had no choice than to accept the decision. Here are some things we could learn from this incident:

1. Kofi would miss some productive time at school and his mates would be ahead of him by the time he goes back.
2. Kofi’s father will spend money which he could have used for a productive venture to pay Kofi’s bill.
3. His parents will also use time they could have spent to make money for themselves and also for the nation as a whole, to stay with Kofi at the hospital.

WHAT IS MALARIA
Malaria is a febrile illness caused by a parasite called Plasmodium. It is a vector borne infection transmitted by the bite of a female anopheles mosquito.

CLASSIFICATION OF MALARIA 
Malaria can be classified as; 1.Simple or uncomplicated malaria 2.Severe or complicated malaria

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SIMPLE MALARIA:
Headaches, nausea, Vomiting, joint pains, Diarrhea, Chills/rigor, Loss of appetite, Fever.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COMPLICATED MALARIA
Anaemia, Convulsion, Coma, Respiratory distress, Jaundice, Dark urine

SPECIES OF PLASMODIUM
Plasmodium falcipacrum (the common cause of malaria), Plasmodium malariae ,Plasmodium ovale
Plasmodium vivax 

MALARIA VECTORS
Two main species spread malaria in Ghana;1. Female anopheles gambiae  2.anopheles funestus

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H4P (Here for Perfection), is a Non-Governmental Organization that is currently based in Ghana with a focus on health, human rights and national development.
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TEL: +233-(0)302329414
MOBILE:0208686777 0233868777 0249480611
E-mail: h4pcrew@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.h4pcrew.net
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Last Stop, Accra-Ghana.