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M alaria. By: E lise Ayala P8 PYP Exhibition 2014. Personal Connection. I have never had to worry about malaria but now that I am moving to a place with high risk of malaria, it worries me General information

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m alaria

Malaria

By: Elise Ayala

P8 PYP Exhibition 2014

personal connection
Personal Connection
  • I have never had to worry about malaria but now that I am moving to a place with high risk of malaria, it worries me
  • General information
    • Malaria is transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito which has bitten someone else with malaria
    • Malarial mosquitoes like to come out at night in the warm, damp weather and in the morning when the sun is rising
    • Malaria is a disease that can cause death
    • 81% of children dying of malaria are under 5 years old
local connection
Local Connection
  • Not many people know that there is malaria in Azerbaijan
  • In this region there are only six places that have malaria
    • Russian Federation, Rostav Oblast, Volgograd Oblast, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Iran

Azerbaijan

1990 - 22 cases

1994 – 667 cases

1995 - 2,840 cases

1996 - 13,135 cases

No cases in 2013

global connection
Global Connection
  • Malaria is in 4 continents
  • North America, South America, Asia and Africa
  • Malaria is more likely to occur in Africa
  • Malaria seems to occur near the equator, both north and south
  • About 500 million people are affected by malaria and between 1 and 1.5 million people die from it every year worldwide
africa
Africa
  • Malaria is a very big worry in Africa because a lot of people are affected
  • In Africa there are 53 countries and 41 of those countries have malaria
  • In Africa people may be poor and cannot afford to buy things they need for their health
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Quiz
  • How many countries in Africa have malaria out of 53?
  • What insect gives malaria?
  • How many places in our region have malaria?
  • How old are 81% of the children dying?
  • What kind of weather do mosquitoes like?
life cycle of the mosquito
Life cycle of the mosquito
  • They only live for 2 weeks
  • They have to have water
  • They only need a small of water to be born
how to protect yourself
How to protect yourself
  • Use bed nets and bug repellent every day and night
  • Take malaria prevention pills
  • When you go outside wear long sleeves, long pants and closed shoes
  • Keep the air-conditioning on at all times
  • Keep windows and doors shut at all times
  • Dump, dry or drain all standing water
mosquitoes
Mosquitoes
  • Treat every mosquito like it’s bad
  • Mosquitoes can carry lots of diseases like malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, etc.
  • Some mosquitoes do not carry any disease
  • Mosquitoes may not always be deadly but they sure are annoying
how i feel about malaria and why it is important to me
How I feel about malaria and why it is important to me
  • Malaria is important to me because of all the lives that it is ending
  • I will soon be moving to a place called Luanda, Angola which has malaria in it
  • To know that a child is dying every minute because of malaria makes me want to make a difference
  • Most of the children dying are under the age of 5
  • It is not fair that a 5 year old’slife is taken away just because of one mosquito bite
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Quiz
  • When do mosquitoes come out?
  • How many continents out of seven have malaria?
  • Name two of the continents?
  • Finish the sentence: Treat every mosquito…
  • What do you wear when mosquitoes come out?
  • Do mosquitoes carry other diseases?
reference page
Reference page
  • Chevron- Malaria Awareness Program
  • Google images
  • www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10900910
    • Author- Ministry Of Health Of The Republic Of Azerbaijan Baku
    • Date: 2000 Apr-Jun [2]:16-7
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