Discussion_week8_Environmental Health

Malaria is one of the most severe public health

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Malaria is one of the most severe public health problems worldwide. It is a leading cause of death and disease in many developing countries, where young children and pregnant women are the groups most affected. 3.3 billion People (half the world’s population) live in areas at risk of malaria transmission in 106 countries and territories [Cibulskis, 2007]. In 2010, malaria caused an estimated 216 million clinical episodes, and 655,000 deaths. An estimated 91% of deaths in 2010 were in the African Region, followed by 6% in the South-East Asian Region and 3% in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (3%). About 86% of deaths globally were in children. 2. Explain current public health gaps or needs for this problem, including the effect, if any, of culture or socioeconomic status in increasing the risk factor for the environmental health threat.
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Misuse and lack of maintenance are the two main reasons why drainage structures (road drainage ditches, culverts, dam site drainage or drainage canals in irrigation schemes, and also drainage water treatment and disposal facilities) are often associated with environmental health problems. Farmers, associations or national agencies generally conduct regular maintenance on irrigation canals. Water quality and flow velocity are relatively high. However, in drainage facilities the opposite conditions are frequent. Silting, uncontrolled aquatic weed growth, slow water flow or stagnant pools associated with the resulting wetlands offer ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes and aquatic snails. Farmers seem to concentrate on irrigation water management
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