Apr 27, 2017 04:10 AM EDT
According to statistics, malaria, a life-threatening disease killed more than 400,000 lives in the African continent. Hence, Africa thought that this is high time to put an end to this epidemic by launching the Africa's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.
Recently, Carl Manian, a blogger in Scientific American shared an article on how Africa's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was formalized in 2015 and launched a tactic in fighting malaria a life-threatening disease last January 31, 2017. It aims to build a safer and more secure country for the citizen free from infectious disease.
This Africa's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is based on the idea of the US CDC, which successfully eliminated malaria a life-threatening disease with the help of Office of Malaria Control in War Areas. On that account, Africans are also responsible for funding and developing its own center just as supporting the center was a priority in the US.
Also, Manian shared there are three priorities needed an attention from Africa's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the first one will be, the center must provide an accurate and real-time data collection and dissemination to help every Africans in decision making. The second priority according to Manian is that the center must have the capability to create and discover new sources to fund and support this movement in ending malaria a life-threatening disease.
While in relation with the Africa's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) goal, a recent report showed that there is a new vaccine that can help eliminate malaria a life-threatening disease, .CNN reported that the World Health Organization will try the first vaccine against mosquito on May 1, Dr. Photini Sinnis, a deputy director at the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute and professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health described this as a one that can make "real difference."
However, looking forward Africa's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will only be successful if it will receive an enough attention from government funding. A developed and well-established CDC will be the best way to end malaria a life-threatening disease that killed thousands of lives.
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