Malaria as a Cause of Morbidity and Mortality: A Socio-Economic Overview

Ahmad Yahaya Maigemu, Kalthum Bt Haji Hassan


Malaria is one of the most severe public health problems worldwide. It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in many developing countries especially in sub Saharan African countries where the burden of the disease is high. This paper aims to provide discussion on the socio-economic overview of malaria morbidity and mortality.  Base on the existing literature the paper discusses the link between malaria and poverty and revealed varied evidence between malaria incidence and socio-economic status with some articles showing strong linkages of malaria deaths among those with poor socio-economic background. The political economy of health theory is use to understand those relationship between socio-economic status and malaria and how these parameters interact. Focusing on the links between socio-economic status and malaria morbidity and mortality this paper concludes that malaria morbidity and mortality is correlated with people socio-economic status.

Keywords: malaria, socio-economic, morbidity, mortality, overview

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