A project work by Tetteh Buer (MKFC Student, Spring and Fall 2010)
Malaria happens to be one of the major causes of poverty and low productivity in Ghana. It is a country with a population of 25 million. There are 7 million malaria cases each year (mostly among children), 100 000 living with Tuberculosis and about 250 000 living with HIV/AIDS.
The project was held in a small town at the southern part of Ghana (Ashaiman). Ashaiman is a city with about 70% people living in poverty and the majority unemployed. There is poor sanitation in the town that has led to the breading of mosquitoes. Due to the poor living conditions, it has led children into being homeless. The homeless children sleep outdoors and are infected by malaria parasite about 4 to 6 times a year. Some also die from the disease.