Five-year-old dies of malaria - photo essay

Publicado 25 de abril de 2011 User_image_bg Kristine


April 25 is World Malaria Day. Nearly 50% of all children who die before their fifth birthday in the Central African Republic lose their lives to malaria. The international health charity Merlin has been working in CAR since 2007, training thousands of national health workers to prevent, diagnose and treat the infection. It's estimated that CAR needs at least five times as many health workers as it currently has.

Fuente: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/galle...

April 25 is World Malaria Day. Nearly 50% of all children who die before their fifth birthday in the Central African Republic lose their lives to malaria. The international health charity Merlin has been working in CAR since 2007, training thousands of national health workers to prevent, diagnose and treat the infection. It's estimated that CAR needs at least five times as many health workers as it currently has.

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/gallery/2011/apr/25/1

Jonathan Yala was brought to a health center in rural CAR after two weeks of being sick. His organs were swollen, he had a 40-degree fever, was severely dehydrated and barely conscious. He tested positive for malaria.

Jonathan died the next day.




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