Cross Regional Studies: Economic Development
Cross Regional Studies: Economic Development INTL 350 01
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International 350: Cross Regional Studies: Development Economics 2/11/16 Mosquito borne disease: River blindness o Found in Latin America & Africa Malaria Yellow fever Dengue fever Arboviral encephalitis o Encephalitis Top 10 causes of death (Differences between rich & poor countries): High income countries: old & chronic diseases Old age Cardiovascular diseases Cancers Dementia 1 in every 100 deaths among kids younger than 15 years old Low Income countries: 4 in every 10 among kids younger than 15 years old 2 in every 10 among people older than 70 years old Infectious diseases- account for 1/3 of all deaths in these countries o HIV/AIDS o Diarrheal diseases o Malaria o Tuberculosis o Lower respiratory infections Complications of childbirth Malaria In 2013 584,000 deaths mostly among African children Preventable & curable Symptoms A lot like the flu Who is most likely to die? Pregnant women- lose immunity Children under 5 years old Can you become immune to malaria? Kind of yes…it is a natural part of life for poor people o Partial protective immunity (semi-immunity), less likely to die sooner, will continue to get it Preventative Quinine o Gin & tonic 4 antimalarial medications most commonly prescribed in the USA 1. chloroquine (Aralen) 2. mefloquine (lariam) 3. doxycycline (vibramycin) 4. atovaquone & proguanil (malarone) Treatment can be treated, it is curable **vaccine drug in trial in July 2015 on babies at risk in malaria infested countries 3 Challenge Categories: 1. scientific 2. economic 3. cultural
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