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  • Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Two hundred people: That’s the average number of patients testing positive for malaria each day of the month-long rainy season at a single hospital in Malawi. Malaria attacks red blood cells, which become infected by parasite-carrying mosquitos.
    ( Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health )
  • Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Once inside the bloodstream, the parasites multiply in the liver, causing flu-like symptoms such as fever and chills. Twelve-year-old Eunice Newa’s mother brought her to Malawi’s Neno District Hospital with severe symptoms that appeared to be malarial.
    ( Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health )
  • Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Overall weakness and malaise are typical in malaria patients. As her condition is evaluated, Newa is placed on intravenous medications indicated for malaria.
    ( Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health )
  • Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer discusses Newa’s care with her mother and Clinical Officer Atupere Phiri. Newa’s condition appears to support the malaria diagnosis, but the team suspects there may be more to the case. They decide to perform additional blood work on the young girl.
    ( Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health )
  • Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Dr. Farmer uses the Newa case as a teaching opportunity for local clinicians and a group of visiting physicians and international medical students.
    ( Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health )
  • Posted on May 16, 2013
    Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Two hundred people: That’s the average number of patients testing positive for malaria each day of the month-long rainy season at a single hospital in Malawi. Malaria attacks red blood cells, which become infected by parasite-carrying mosquitos.
    (Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health)
  • Posted on May 16, 2013
    Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Once inside the bloodstream, the parasites multiply in the liver, causing flu-like symptoms such as fever and chills. Twelve-year-old Eunice Newa’s mother brought her to Malawi’s Neno District Hospital with severe symptoms that appeared to be malarial.
    (Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health)
  • Posted on May 16, 2013
    Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Overall weakness and malaise are typical in malaria patients. As her condition is evaluated, Newa is placed on intravenous medications indicated for malaria.
    (Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health)
  • Posted on May 16, 2013
    Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer discusses Newa’s care with her mother and Clinical Officer Atupere Phiri. Newa’s condition appears to support the malaria diagnosis, but the team suspects there may be more to the case. They decide to perform additional blood work on the young girl.
    (Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health)
  • Posted on May 16, 2013
    Malaria in Malawi: 200 Cases a Day
    Dr. Farmer uses the Newa case as a teaching opportunity for local clinicians and a group of visiting physicians and international medical students.
    (Photo: Rebecca E. Rollins/Partners In Health)