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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:32 PM
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Need help with malaria statistics - help please!
I believe malaria is the number one killer disease, or was in the last ten years.

I am also interested in finding out how much it would cost to send enough moquito netting and dosages of cure to the areas that need it and moquito eradication in order to wipe it out. And see how much of that cost would bein terms of percentage of our defense budget.

I've done a goodle search, but I am developing an absolutely awful case of the flu and my mind can't handle the search process.

I just want a paragraph or two, or a nice chart, or something.

Thanks in advance to everyone!

The Sharon Stone thing has me thinking about malaria again. I remember reading about it a few years ago and being astonished! at how much of a problem it is. We never talk about it in the US; probably because no one here is dying of it, so we don't care about the millions elsewhere that die for lack of a 25 cent dose of cure. And then I was interested again when I was working at NYU Hospital, which is one of the world ledaers in malaria research.
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  - Hope this helps.  WritersBlock   Jan-29-05 04:37 PM   #1 
  - Thanks! That's perfect!  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-29-05 05:22 PM   #4 
  - I keep finding stuff....  WritersBlock   Jan-29-05 04:49 PM   #2 
  - WHO  orthogonal   Jan-29-05 05:05 PM   #3 
WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:37 PM
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1. Hope this helps.
What is $25 billion...? $25 billion is one hundredth of one hundredth of the income of the developed world. That is one penny in every 100 you and I earn. $25 billion is the cost of the control of malaria and therefore the cost of the very future of Sub Saharan Africa.

These are the calculations outlined by Professor Jeffrey Sachs at the annual International Health Medical Education Centre/Lancet lecture held on October 15th, 2002. Professor Sachs, who is special advisor to Secretary General of the UN Kofi Annan, is concerned with malaria's impact on, not only health, but economic development. Malaria has been the 'great chapter of African poverty' according to Sachs, costing more than one percentage point per year of economic growth in some regions.

The question remains, why does the malaria problem still exist? Sachs's answer was "It's all about the money. Malaria is treatable and utterly affordable". He estimated the price tag to be "1/25 of what we are about to spend on the war with Iraq". It is therefore a question of priorities and malaria has been marginalised. As a consequence, even the mortality rate of malaria is unknown - somewhere between one and three million people per year. As Sachs puts it, "It doesn't pay to count and nobody does".

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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:22 PM
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4. Thanks! That's perfect!
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WritersBlock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:49 PM
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2. I keep finding stuff....
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 04:51 PM by WritersBlock
Malaria Foundation International. /

Malaria Vaccine Initiative.
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3. WHO
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