Economic outcomes of Malaria in South East Asia
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WHO statistics show that nearly 300 million people suffer from malaria on a yearly basis and over a million of them die from it. Statistically, every 40 seconds one child of all children in the world dies from malaria. In Africa, almost 90 percent of all recorded deaths are caused by malaria. Some time ago malaria was also a fatal disease in South-East Asia. Nevertheless, in the twentieth century a number of preventative actions have been undertaken and there has been a major improvement in the quality of intervention agencies' activities. However, a new strain – resistant to treatment and prevention – has started to grow there. Paper is an analysis of the economic impact of malaria in South East Asia, based on historical data. The study concentrates on economic perspective and outcomes of malaria in Asia region.
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