Malawi. "The Africa Group". 8,387 miles from Auburn, AL to Lilongwe, Malawi. Malawi. Located in Southeastern Africa Roughly the size of Pennsylvania Total population of 15,263,000 people. Malawian Government. On July 6, 1964, Malawi gained its independence by separating from Great Britain.
"The Africa Group"
8,387 miles from Auburn, AL to Lilongwe, Malawi
First President Dr. Hastings K. Banda
Current President Joyce Banda
Rainbow Home-Based Care Clinic
Home Visit with KCN
Malimbe Village-Mobile Clinic
Basic Life at Mtendere Village
Morning Walk to School
Keeping it in the Family
The children of the village have either deceased parents or parents who simplly could not have provided for them.
All children get to spend the summer months with their families if they are able to care for them.
Nicole Bentley, Elizabeth Bunch, Amanda Ladner, and Madison Martin
The World Health Organization reported 8,206 deaths in 2010 in Malawi; 7,600 of these deaths were children under the age of five (2011b).
•The target community that we focused on was Mtendere Village.
•Mtendere village consisted of sixteen small houses, each with three to four bedrooms. The houses were brick with concrete floors, and the boys and girls were split up by age and sex.
•Each house was headed by a housemother.
•Also, on the campus there was a basketball court, a recreational building, and a swing-set area for the children to hangout and socialize with each other.
•Malaria is caused by a parasite that is passed from one human to another by the bite of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. After infection, the parasites travel through the bloodstream to the liver, where they mature. The parasites then enter the bloodstream and infect red blood cells.
•The major signs and symptoms of malaria include fever, chills, malaise, headache, and in severe causes coma and death.
•In Malawi alone, nearly 39% of hospital and clinic visits are a direct result of malaria.
•While we were in Malawi, we learned about the common medications used to treat malaria.
•We administered children that presented with malarial symptoms paracetamol for 3 days for fever and LA for 3 days to treat the parasite.
Risk for ineffective wellness maintenance among the population of Mtendere Village and Malawi related to lack of education regarding and proper use of malaria prevention methods, such as using mosquito nets correctly and draining standing water.
Misuse of mosquito nets was extremely common, with many people using them for their gardens or makeshift fences. Also, many nets that were actually used correctly had holes in them which rendered them ineffective.
Risk for adverse complications of Malaria among Mtendere village and the communities of Malawi related to lack of access to Malaria testing and lack of Malaria testing equipment.
Malaria Rapid Test
Readiness for enhanced knowledge among the communities of Mtendere and Malawi related to complications of a lack of compliance to Malaria treatment regimen and consequences of untreated Malaria.
Complications of Untreated Malaria
Kayce Anthony, Brooke Bodine, Kyndall Newberry, and Ruthie Schaefer
Risk of HIV/AIDS among Mtendere Village related to genetic predisposition, lack of access to preventive resources, and a social stigma about sexual practices.
After educating the house mothers on HIV/AIDS transmission
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