Agriculture and Promotion of Food Security Can Affect Malaria Transmission

The link between malaria and food security in a global context has been made. The influence of malaria on food security was examined. Now the connection between agriculture practices/food security and malaria is pursued below. A common complaint with programs that distribute insecticide-treated bednets to prevent malaria is that the nets may be used for… Continue reading Agriculture and Promotion of Food Security Can Affect Malaria Transmission

Malaria Affects Agriculture and Food Security

The connections between malaria and food security are recognized in various international health and development frameworks. Below is a look at one side of the equation, how malaria in the household affects food security and agricultural production. Lewnard and colleagues reported that severe food insecurity was associated with increased risk for positive malaria tests among… Continue reading Malaria Affects Agriculture and Food Security

Global Frameworks Link Malaria and Food Security

Forty years ago the Alma Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care became one of the first global frameworks to consider health in the context of development.[i] Specifically the Declaration stated that, “Economic and social development, based on a New International Economic Order, is of basic importance to the fullest attainment of health for all and… Continue reading Global Frameworks Link Malaria and Food Security