Developing Countries Healthcare Issues and Charitable Organizations that Address Their Needs

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Here in America, having the privilege to go to the doctors even when you are not ill is taken for granted. While you’ve been comfortably impatient waiting in a doctors office, have you ever taken the time to think about the millions of people around the world who die merely because they do not have the medicine, the care, and the knowledge to even help themselves prevent these easily preventable diseases and illnesses. Every sixty seconds, malaria claims life of another precious child. Maybe this is news to you or maybe this is your opportunity to let this problem resonate, while taking into account the health issues others around the world face on a daily basis. The prevalence of major diseases, such as malaria, occurring in developing countries is why charitable organizations take a preventive and proactive role in funding and finding ways to cure and diminish these rising issues.

When the issue of malaria is brought up, the initial thought is probably along the lines of, it’s a disease that mosquitos spread when they bite. Yes, it is a disease that is contracted from mosquito bites, but there is much more to it than that. This is no bee sting or fire ant bite that goes away. “Malaria is a disease of the blood that is caused by the Plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted from person to person by a particular type of mosquito”(Malaria No More). Over a hundred species of malaria parasites exist, of those; Plasmodium falcriparum is the most deadly and most common in Africa. The Plasmodium parasite is a blood parasite and any disease that is in the blood can become very dangerous, very quickly without taking the proper precaution and treatment. The only mosquito that has the ability to transmit this disease is the infected ...

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Haroon, Hussain, et al. “Hide And Seek: Hematological Aspects of Malaria – A Developing Country Perspective.” Journal Of Infection In Developing Countries 7.3 (2013): 273-9. Academic Search Complete. Web. 17 Feb. 2014.

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