Malaria is the most lethal decease in the world, ravaging the West African country of Sierra Leone. Everyone can get malaria.
Usually people are infected by mosquitos transmitting microscopic parasites. People with little or no immunity, such as young children and pregnant women are more likely to become very sick and succumb. Poor people in rural areas are at greater risk for life-threatening malaria: as a result an estimated 90 percent of deaths occur in Africa south of the Sahara, killing every ten chidren before they reach the age of five. Every year two million people are the victim of the worst form of malaria.Abandoning medicines the parasites are now immune against, the Doctors Without Borders now is introducing an entirely new form of
treatment, the Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy in Bo
Hospital, Sierra Leone.