Malaria is an acute febrile illness and life-threatening disease caused by infection with Plasmodium parasites and is transmitted from person to
person by an infected female anopheles mosquito. Severe malaria is mostly caused by plasmodium falciparum.
In 2021, 247 malaria cases were reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) worldwide. Out of 247 million, 619000 died of malaria. Africa has the highest prevalence rate and death rate of malaria. Malaria affects maternal and child health greatly. 80% of the deaths due to malaria in Africa are children under 5. In Uganda, there are about 13 million malaria cases in 2021 and out of these, 19,600 died. An estimated $ 500 million is spent while preventing and treating malaria and this leaves a burden on the country’s economy.
Webinar Title: Management of Complications of Severe Malaria
- Introduction about malaria.
- Epidemiology of malaria.
- Complications of severe malaria.
- How to manage each complication.
Speaker: Dr Davis Akampumuza
“I am a 25-year-old Ugandan and a pre-intern nurse. I completed a bachelor of science in nursing at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in October 2022 and I am waiting for graduation. I am passionate about teaching, research, nursing care, and public and community health. I am confident, self-motivated, a team player, focused, self-driven, goal-oriented, and flexible person. I am a global health scholar with certificates in social medicine and equal health from the University of Minnesota, HIV care and treatment, Good Clinical Practice, and Malaria prevention and treatment. I am also a mental health advocate and a well-experienced leader; 32nd Deputy Guild Speaker and Vice Chairperson of the electoral commission of MUST.”
Date: Thursday, 20th of April 2023
Time: 3 pm Central Africa Time (CAT)
Duration: 1 hour
CPD Points: 1