Malaria in Botswana
Botswana malaria has been a cause of concern to the world for several years. As a result of the spread of malaria, Botswana has been on the verge of becoming uninhabitable for its indigenous inhabitants. It is due to this that the government and the international community have taken steps to provide assistance to the affected communities in Botswana.
Botswana’s malaria outbreak has been attributed in part to an increase in population and migration into the country. The increasing population is a direct result of increasing numbers of people emigrating from the countries surrounding Botswana, such as South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. As many people are also moving into the rural areas of Botswana, malaria is now spreading at an alarming rate. As a result of this increased movement into the area, more people have access to the parasite that causes malaria. As a result of this, there is now an increase in the number of cases of malaria in the country.
There is no doubt that Botswana is a beautiful country and that it is full of natural beauty. However, because of the rapid spread of the parasite, Botswana is now facing the worst situation it has ever seen. If the situation is not controlled, it is highly likely that the entire indigenous population will be wiped out in a matter of a few months.
It is estimated that in 2020 alone, there will be an estimated 7.7 million inhabitants who will migrate into Botswana. This increase in the influx of people into Botswana is one of the reasons why the disease of malaria is increasing exponentially. Malaria is not a new problem, but it is certainly one of the most serious and dangerous. This is because in its early stages, it is easily treatable with over the counter drugs, but as it progresses, you must get treatment immediately.
Despite the increased number of people migrating to Botswana, it does not mean that the local inhabitants of Botswana are in any way immune from malaria. In fact, they are far more likely to become infected than other people in the region. There are numerous reports of young children contracting the disease. This can be attributed to lack of education and poor sanitation in the rural areas. It is also possible for infected people to pass the disease back and forth between humans.
It is a well known fact that Botswana is a country which has a lot of natural beauty. This is why the country has become popular among tourists and foreigners. However, if we take a closer look at the reality of the country, we will see that it is also one of the countries which is experiencing some of the biggest challenges it has ever faced.
Because of the increase in population and the large number of visitors to the country, Botswana’s population is expected to double by the year 2020. This will mean an increase in the demand for medical services, a shortage of healthcare professionals and a lack of infrastructure.
Due to these problems, it is highly unlikely that Botswana will be able to cope up with the pressure that is being placed upon it. It will therefore become increasingly important for the country to implement effective malaria control measures, especially in the rural areas where the infection is more rampant. The government must therefore do everything it can to ensure that the spread of the parasite is kept to a minimum.
However, one of the major hurdles that has come up in the fight against malaria is the fact that even though Botswana has invested millions of dollars on malaria control programs, there is still a lot of resistance to the disease in the country. Most people in Botswana still use traditional ways of treating themselves and their families when they feel the need to. This is why the battle against malaria in Botswana has been a long and arduous one.
However, despite the fact that the malaria control efforts of Botswana have been less than ideal, there is still a lot that the country has done to try and reduce the spread of the disease. There have been several campaigns and activities carried out by the government, NGOs and community leaders to educate the local people, encourage cleanliness and discourage the use of traditional means of treating themselves and their families when they feel the need to do so.
This has been very successful and there is a noticeable difference in the levels of malaria that is being spread. As a result, there is now more awareness of the importance of prevention and care than of cure. The battle against malaria in Botswana will no doubt continue to evolve.