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Malaria Conditions in Venezuela

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WHO VENEZUELA PART 1: COUNTRY PROFILE PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 1. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 2. Climate: tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands 3. Map a. Location absolute (8 00 N, 66 00 W) and relative (Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, between Colombia and Guyana) b. Physical features (Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest; central plains (llanos); Guiana Highlands in southeast) c. AREA: 912,050 sq km POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY 4. Type of government (Federal Republic) names of government officials(chief of state: President Hugo Chavez Frias (since 2 February 1999); Executive Vice President Elias JAUA Milano (since 26 January 2010); and political parties (A New Time or UNT [Omar BARBOZA]; Brave People's Alliance or ABP [Oscar PEREZ, currently in exile]; Christian Democrats or COPEI [Roberto ENRIQUEZ]; Communist Party of Venezuela or PCV [Oscar FIGUERA]; Democratic Action or AD [Henry RAMOS Allup]; Fatherland for All or PPT [Jose ALBORNOZ]; For Social Democracy or PODEMOS [Ismael GARCIA]; Justice First [Julio BORGES]; Movement Toward Socialism or MAS [Nicolas SOSA]; The Radical Cause [Daniel SANTOLO]; United Socialist Party of Venezuela or PSUV [Hugo CHAVEZ]; Venezuela Project or PV [Henrique SALAS Romer]) 5. Capital: Caracas 6. International Organization affiliations: Caricom (observer), CDB, CELAC, FAO, G-15, G-24, G-77, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, IMSO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, LAES, LAIA, LAS ...read more.


Symptoms begin ten days to four weeks after being infected and symptoms include headaches, fever, vomiting. If malaria is not treated properly, it has the ability to become life threatening and through cutting off blood supply to important organs. Malaria is a disease that requires a hospital stay. Treatments include insecticidal nets, residual spraying, and certain therapies. Currently, there are 106 malaria endemic countries. In 2010, malaria caused over 600,000 deaths, even though it is preventable and curable. Malaria even has decreased certain countries GDP by over one percent. In Africa, malaria accounts for 22 percent of children?s deaths. Children, travelers, non immune pregnant women, and those with HIV/AIDS are most susceptible to malaria. Malaria is completely preventable, however many people die from it for their lack of resources and inability to receive medication. Due to the fact that it is more difficult to give medication to remote areas, indigenous places are increasing the growth rate of malaria world wide. Malaria is a problem to the world because it is murdering helpless people globally, as well breaking apart undeveloped nations? already fragile governments and economies. PART 3: UNITED NATIONS INVOLVEMENT The United Nations is mostly involved through WHO, the World Health Organization. The most important thing the World Health Organization does is keep an annual World Malaria Report to keep the public educated about malaria. ...read more.


Part 4: Your Country?s Policy and Actions Although Venezuela has not used nuclear power itself, the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, has made deals with Russia and Iran in the past to utilize nuclear power. However, after the recent incident with Japan?s nuclear power plant and its terrible effects, Chavez had called off the deals. Therefore, one can see that Venezuela is in total support of preventing nuclear contamination. Although Venezuela would have built nuclear power plants, the harsh reality of its waste is enough to keep Venezuela away from building nuclear power plants at all, even though it would raise demands on oil imports. Possible solutions Venezuela would take are playing a more active role in finding other types of energy in order to avoid using nuclear energy. Venezuela should also look to substitute finding ways of building its economy besides attempting to affiliate itself with nuclear superpowers. This would prevent nuclear contamination through avoiding nuclear power altogether. Venezuela should focus on educating the public on the threat of nuclear power, and focus on building a more stable economy, as to not rely on larger countries that do rely on nuclear power. Also, it is important that Venezuela acts as a role model country, by demonstrating that the cons outweigh the pros of nuclear power. Overall, Venezuela is in support of the prevention of nuclear contamination, and is willing to attempt different methods of preventing nuclear pollution. ...read more.

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