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Malaria Infection Socio-Economic Factors in the Outpatients in District Hospitals, Sub-Saharan Africa

Malaria has become a threat in Namibia, more especially in Engela District since 2010, with cases being reported to increase and the number of deaths rising as well. With the rising of these cases, the economy was slowly decreasing due to purchasing of mosquito nets, repellents and others. Based on a malaria case investigation done in Namibia for 5 years, it is stated that the incidence fell from 53.6 to 3.6 cases per 1000 population, and then increased again to 47.3/1000. A preliminary search will be conducted in the databases such as: Google Scholar, the PubMed, and the Library. This scoping review was also conducted by using key words such as malaria, social factors, economic factors, effects and outpatients. Scoping review framework used in the study is by Joanna Briggs Institute that will be followed throughout the review process and the reporting of the main review will follow the PRISMA-ScR. The evaluation of the studies that have occurred some have indicated gaps in their research due to reasons unknown. The use of long lasting insecticide nets was indicated although not all were in accordance with the WHO requirements of malaria prevention. Lack of income, strong social support was also observed and indicated to be the major cause of Malaria in many areas of the world. This scoping review will assist in the mapping out of evidence on the socioeconomic factors of malaria effects on outpatients which can help out the Health Professional with the right approaches to be used in terms of elimination of malaria, educating the patients about malaria itself before prescribing them medications.

Malaria, Transmission, Infection, Prevention

APA Style

Tuyapeni Sharon Grace, Sheehama Jacob, Hermine Iita. (2023). Malaria Infection Socio-Economic Factors in the Outpatients in District Hospitals, Sub-Saharan Africa. Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, 8(2), 31-36. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.bsi.20230802.12

ACS Style

Tuyapeni Sharon Grace; Sheehama Jacob; Hermine Iita. Malaria Infection Socio-Economic Factors in the Outpatients in District Hospitals, Sub-Saharan Africa. Biomed. Stat. Inform. 2023, 8(2), 31-36. doi: 10.11648/j.bsi.20230802.12

AMA Style

Tuyapeni Sharon Grace, Sheehama Jacob, Hermine Iita. Malaria Infection Socio-Economic Factors in the Outpatients in District Hospitals, Sub-Saharan Africa. Biomed Stat Inform. 2023;8(2):31-36. doi: 10.11648/j.bsi.20230802.12

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