The Complexities of Malaria in Ghana


  • Isabelle C. Roberge


Ghana, burden of disease, history of malaria, biomedical burden of malaria, social burden of malaria, economic burden of malaria, political burden of malaria, globalization of malaria, treatment of malaria


Malaria is a disease produced by a mosquito infected parasite which is then spread to humans through bites. Ghana is one of 15 countries in the world where malaria has a high impact. In Ghana, malaria greatly effects children under the age of 5 and pregnant women due to both populations being immunocompromised. To reduce the number of individuals affected by malaria in the country, Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) has been recommended as the most efficient treatment modality; however, the treatment comes at a cost and is not readily available to those residing in the rural areas of Ghana. The spread of malaria is highly prevalent in Ghana because of a number of underlying issues that contribute to the burden of the disease. When it comes to examining the crisis of malaria it is important to examine how the social determinants of health such as gender, globalization, inequities, and politics further influence the pervasiveness of malaria in Ghana.




How to Cite

Roberge, I. C. (2022). The Complexities of Malaria in Ghana. Revue YOUR Review (York Online Undergraduate Research), 7. Retrieved from