for social studies my teacher has asked everyone to answer this question:

why would a whole family be trapped in the poverty cycle if one person in the family get malaria?

hope you can answer this, its for an assessment and i want to get a good mark.



A few pointers.....

Can the family afford malaria protection (nets, medication etc.)?

How many people in the family earn money, or do they live largely on their own crops / animals etc?

Is the income affected by the loss of earnings / farming

Can they afford medical treatment? What proportion of family income would drugs require?

Can they access medical treatment?

Do they have good sanitation?

How big is the family / how many adult earner/workers, how many children?

Are they in an area where malaria parasites are resistant to treatment?

I hope this helps.  


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