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To what extent is Malaria a disease of poverty?
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To what extent is Malaria a disease of poverty?
i really need some help on this question, i cant find or think of any reasons to say
Some ideas for you to think about:

What countries and global regions is Malaria found in? East and Central Africa, Northern South America (Ethiopia, DRC, Guyana, Pacific Islands). Where are these countries situated on the global development scale (low and middle income countries).
What are the environmental conditions / annual weather patterns of these countries? The Anapholes mosquito survives in year round warm and humid conditions, think the tropical rainforests of the Amazon and the Congo Basin or Pacific Islands. Is Malaria a tropical disease?
What scale of poverty are you considering, low to middle income countries on a global scale, or the poorest communities or parts of specific countries, think about rural vs urban areas and high settlement density within poorer urban areas / squatter settlements and ability for disease to spread with people living in close proximity.
What is the relationship between the income of the country and the quality of their healthcare system, are they reliant on international aid or the WHO to introduce vaccination schemes? Do these countries lack mosquito nets?
Is there a generic relationship between poverty and access to healthcare services and medicines? Is it because people cannot afford medicines, cannot travel to reach the medicine, lack of education or use of indigenous medicines instead? Does poverty also mean social disadvantage and low status in society? (Idea of a multiplier effect).
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