Anti Malaria Treatments In Third World Nations
Malaria arguably is one of mankind's oldest and deadliest foes. This dreaded disease has devoured millions of lives and is still killing a lot of people from around the world. This is considered to be one of the deadliest diseases of all times and is more vehement in the third world nations. There are many types of anti-Malaria treatments available in today's world but there is still no vaccine available. Until recent times the anti-Malaria drugs remained very expensive for the people from the third world countries. Nowadays these important drugs and medications are available to the people from the third world for lesser prices. Malaria is indeed deadly and as per the World Health Organization abbreviated as WHO this disease kills a person per 12 seconds and such a report is pretty damn shocking. It can be said that this disease has the power to eradicate humanity or at least cut down the population to a considerable percentage if not checked.
As has been mentioned before the ones that suffer the most are the third world or the developing countries. As per reports and statistics around 86 percent cases of Malaria are reported from countries like Pakistan, African countries and from India. Economic consequences are also pretty much alarming here since it has been seen that a total of 12 billion US Dollars are spent on a yearly basis as the economic burden of Malaria in all the African nations. Much later in the year 2001 these Malaria plagued nations had a bit of relief when the famous Novartis Company from Switzerland brought out Coartem. This medication was an inexpensive mode of treatment that was developed in China. The Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology that is based in Beijing have come up with this drug that is based on Chinese medication.
Initially Chloroquine was the primary forces in WHO's arsenal to eradicate Malaria from the third world nations. This campaign was started in the year 1955. In the mid 50s most developed countries were freed from Malaria however lots was left to be done as per the poorer countries concerned. There were several shortages due to poor finances. In the year 1978 WHO decided to simply control the disease rather than eradicate it. A particular Chinese herb that went by the name of Artemisinin was utilized for a new kind of anti-Malaria drug and the find was positive. This new drug was able to control Malaria fever within a day or a day and a half. Contribution of the Swiss Company Novartis is also not less and it did save an estimated total of 450,000 people.
Thus we can see that with the advent of technology humanity is also gradually fighting back with Malaria. The third world countries are in a better position than they initially were as per as Malaria is concerned. Thus even though sufficient steps have been taken by the governments of the third world countries there is still a need for concern where such matters crop up.