Malaria Jeopardizes Performance in School

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Malaria is a huge problem in Kenya and other countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Much research has been devoted to the impact of malaria on children five years and under, but there have been virtually no studies on how the scourge affects school-age children. Research conducted in Kenya and recently published in The Lancet says malarial parasites lead to anemia and absenteeism in school. And that affects children’s performance. The study concludes that supplying children with malaria drugs can improve their health and classroom performance. Cathy Majtenyi has the details and has filed this report for VOA.

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