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  • More than 1.1 million children were vaccinated against measles, preventing the spread of disease after an earthquake in Pakistan.
  • In Solomon Islands, women are receiving better nutrition information to promote healthier diets for themselves and their families.
  • A poster promotes covering bins to control mosquitoes and prevent the spread of dengue fever in the Philippines.
  • The Wan Smolbag theatre group in Vanuatu demonstrates the dangers of HIV/AIDS.
  • A health worker discusses babies’ health with mothers, Fiji.
  • Solomon Islands women are receiving better nutrition information to promote healthier diets for themselves and their families.
  • A rugby sports carnival in South Africa builds skills and knowledge of the importance of education and HIV prevention for reducing poverty.
  • Community health workers dispense medicines and check patients discharged from a hospital tuberculosis ward in Kiribati.
  • Regular blood tests provide a survey of the number of people who have the malaria parasite in their blood system, in Solomon Islands.
  • A microscopist analyses a blood sample for active plasmodium, in Solomon Islands.
  • The Malaria Survey team checks houses for mosquito nets in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
  • Thongkat lost his leg in an unexploded ordnance accident in Pakse, Lao. He now has a prosthetic leg.
  • In Kiribati the maneaba is constructed to provide plenty of ventilation. This is where patients will convalesce for many months.
  • Villagers learned to use water purification tablets to ensure safe water and prevent the spread of cholera in Papua New Guinea.
  • A poster showing students learning to wash their hands with soap to prevent the spread of disease in the Philippines.
  • Schools in disaster-prone Philippines have upgraded facilities and installed 1,000 litres of water to supply hand basins and reduce disease.
  • A community leader educates people about the ways to prevent and control the spread of cholera in Daru, Papua New Guinea.
  • Lack of safe drinking water and unsanitary conditions in Daru, Papua New Guinea, increase the risk of cholera and other water-borne diseases.
  • Pour-flush toilets with a support rails improved disability access.
  • Trainee doctors educate people on the health benefits of good hygiene and sanitation in local villages in Timor Leste.
  • A midwife on the motorbike she uses to attend patients in remote communities in southern Myanmar.
  • Indonesian school girls learning to play cricket.
  • A young girl washes cooking utensils outside her home in Nepal.
  • Patients lie in bed at a cholera treatment centre in Zimbabwe.
  • Two Tongan girls keep healthy training to play in a netball competition.
  • A woman installs a bednet above her bed to reduce the chance of being infected with malaria in the Philippines.
  • Five women clothed in medical scrubs stand around a table with a mannequin.
  • A female health worker checks another woman's blood pressure.
  • Medical personnel provide care to a mother and child.
  • A woman points to hand-drawn pictures on a wall showing the impact of open defecation.

Quick facts

  • World Health Day, 7 April, helps raise awareness of key global health issues.
  • Worldwide, deaths of children under five years of age dropped by 41 per cent—from 87 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 51 in 2011.
  • Globally, nearly one in six children under age five are underweight with one in four stunted (too short for their age), largely as a result of not having enough nutrient-rich food to eat and disease.
  • In 2012 there was a decrease in cases and deaths caused by malaria from the previous year, with 207 million cases and 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children.
  • Globally 35.3 million people are living with HIV an increase from the previous year as more people are receiving the life-saving antiretroviral therapy. The number of new cases of HIV is declining in most parts of the world.
  • Globally in 2012, there were 8.6 million new cases of tuberculosis. The rate of new cases is declining, but very slowly.
  • Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death in the world.
  • The proportion of births attended by skilled health personnel in developing countries rose from 55% in 1990 to 66% in 2011.

Source

World Health Organization www.who.int

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Introduction

Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
World Health Organization

Good health is dependent on good nutrition, safe environments and access to quality healthcare for the prevention and treatment of disease and injury.

Poverty is both a cause and an effect of poor health. The poor suffer more and face more serious consequences from ill health. Countries which are poor have less capacity to provide basic health services for their people.

Improvements in income, education, nutrition, access to family planning, hygiene and housing have led to overall improvements in health.

Some of the key health areas are outlined in the following sections.

Public health systems

Public health aims to prevent illness and injury, control the spread of disease and enhance current and future wellbeing and quality of life across the population. Activities include health education, provision of drugs, immunisation, family planning, and supply of clean water and sanitation.

Nutrition

Access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food is an important way to prevent disease, strengthen immunity and build better health. Although often invisible, malnutrition affects more than 792 million people worldwide, especially the poor. Young children are especially vulnerable to malnutrition; those surviving may suffer ongoing disease and disability, affecting their ability to learn and develop to their full potential.

Immunisation

Immunisation is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.

Access to immunisation varies greatly across the world. A child in a developing country is many times more likely to die of a vaccine-preventable disease than a child from an industrialised one.

Malaria

Malaria is a common and serious tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes and characterised by high fever. In 2012, there were an estimated 207 million cases of malaria and approximately 627,000 deaths, mostly among African children. As well as young children malaria is also dangerous for pregnant women, causing severe anaemia, miscarriage, stillbirth, low birth weight and maternal death. Malaria traps families and communities in a downward spiral of poverty, disproportionately affecting poor people who have limited access to healthcare and for whom loss of income and education has an ongoing impact.

Key interventions to control malaria include prompt and effective treatment with artemisinin-based combination therapies; use of insecticidal nets by people at risk; and indoor residual spraying with insecticide to control the vector mosquitoes.

HIV/AIDS

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection causes the breakdown of the body’s own system of protection (the immune system). Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the term used to describe the signs, symptoms, infections, and cancers associated with HIV infection.  In 2010 an estimated 34 million people were living with HIV, with 60% of global infections in Sub-Saharan Africa.

HIV is spread through sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, the sharing of contaminated needles in healthcare settings, intravenous drug use; from mother to infant; and during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Religious, cultural, political and economic differences mean that different countries have different rates and profiles of infection. It is a complex social issue which involves changing attitudes and behaviours. Antiretroviral drugs, combined with good nutrition and healthcare to fend off opportunistic infections, can limit the effects of HIV. However, there is no effective cure for HIV.

HIV has a devastating impact on individuals, families and communities, and is reversing decades of progress. The pressures of illness and caring for sick family members can push households into poverty.

HIV/AIDS attacks people in their most productive years, orphaning children, disrupting food production, the economy and the knowledge base of society. Heavy burdens are placed on already weak health services.

Water and sanitation

Around 1.5 million children die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by lack of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and appropriate hygiene practices. Diseases may be caused by drinking water that is contaminated by human or animal waste, insects which breed in water, or parasites. The energy expended carting water long distances also has a health and time cost on women and children. Improved access to water, a knowledge of hygiene, and management practice as it relates to financing, building and maintaining the necessary infrastructure can lead to improved health.

Responses

Australia’s response

The Australian Government’s overseas aid program helps countries develop better quality, cost-effective and community-focused health systems that are sustainable and that lead to better long-term health outcomes. There is a strong focus on supporting good public health systems that are accessible to all, but particularly poor women and children, who are often most at risk. The program also works with other sectors such as education, water and sanitation and rural development to address the causes of poor health and empower people to improve their health.

Source

Australian Aid, Health 

International responses

Many aid projects aim to strengthen health systems as a means of improving efficiency in the management and use of health resources. In most countries, health sector reforms have included:

  • organisational reforms – restructuring of the ministry of health and decentralisation of planning, budgeting authority, control of financial resources and responsibility for the implementation of program activities
  • health-financing reforms – cost sharing, user fees, and public and private health insurance mechanisms
  • increased partnerships with communities and private healthcare providers.

UNAIDS
The Expanded Programme on Immunization
Roll Back Malaria
United Nations Millennium Development Goals

Teaching activity

HIV/AIDS: Who's at risk?

A rugby sports carnival in South Africa builds skills and knowledge of the importance of education and HIV prevention for reducing poverty.
Students investigate the global distribution of HIV/AIDS. They analyse its association with other factors such as income and the status of women, and discriminate between the purposes and value of different types of maps.
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Year level: 9-10
Issue: Health

Malaria - preventable and treatable?

The Malaria Survey team checks houses for mosquito nets in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Students demonstrate knowledge of the symptoms, treatment and preventative measures associated with malaria; analyse data to identify and explain trends, patterns, anomalies and generalisations; and evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to diminish the spread and impact of malaria in specific communities.
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Year level: 9-10
Issue: Health
Country: Solomon Islands

Measuring Millennium Development Goals progress

Millennium Development Goals icons for all eight goals
Students use real world data from the Millennium Development Goals targets and indicators to calculate fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios to determine progress.
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Year level: 7-8
Issue: Education, Food security, Health, Poverty reduction, Water and sanitation

Our many identities

Annaprashan or First Rice, is a Hindu ceremony marking a baby’s first meal in which family members feed the baby rice.
Students explore their own identity through examining their arrival, multiple identities and connections to place. They develop a positive sense of self and recognise commonalities and differences with others, cultivating respect. They examine contributions people make to community and consider their own actions.
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Year level: F-2
Issue: Cultural diversity, Health
Country: Australia, Timor-Leste, India, Laos, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam

Poster art

A poster promotes covering bins to control mosquitoes and prevent the spread of dengue fever in the Philippines.
Students identify key elements of the genre of poster art and demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between historical and cultural periods and the artworks studied. They compare and contrast the ways in which ideas and art-making processes are used to communicate meaning in selected artworks.
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Year level: 9-10
Issue: Health, Cultural diversity
Country: Solomon Islands

Staying healthy

Regular blood tests provide a survey of the number of people who have the malaria parasite in their blood system, in Solomon Islands.
Students explore factors that affect people's health in different parts of the world. They learn about the importance of access to adequate healthcare and education, clean water and sanitation to reduce the impact of malaria and diarrhoeal diseases. They investigate projects that have improved people's health.
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Year level: 5-6
Issue: Health, Water and sanitation

True, real, compelling: the power of a story

The Wan Smolbag theatre group in Vanuatu demonstrates the dangers of HIV/AIDS.
This teaching sequence aims to investigate the methods used to represent people’s lives in different text forms. It explores the decisions made in creating texts and the effect of specific features, and provides stimulus for creating new texts.
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Year level: 9-10
Issue: Health

Case studies

Cholera in Papua New Guinea

Lack of safe drinking water and unsanitary conditions in Daru, Papua New Guinea, increase the risk of cholera and other water-borne diseases.
Provision of safe water, proper sanitation and the promotion of improved hygiene and food handling practices are the most effective ways of improving health limiting the spread of cholera.
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Combating malaria in Solomon Islands

Clearing drains and open waterways reduces the number of mosquito-breeding areas in Solomon Islands.
A multi-pronged approach to combating malaria is improving life and development for people in Solomon Islands.
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Maternal health in Nepal

A female health worker checks another woman's blood pressure.
A holistic and coordinated approach to maternal health in Nepal has drastically improved the lives of mothers and children.
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Tackling tuberculosis in Kiribati

Community health workers dispense medicines and check patients discharged from a hospital tuberculosis ward in Kiribati.
As part of the Directly Observed Treatment Strategy (DOTS) in Kiribati, specialist nurses travel to supervise the treatment of tuberculosis.
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Resources

Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia: Indonesia

Australia's engagement with Asia: Indonesia includes six DVD chapters with related texts and worksheets developed by World Vision and the Australian Geography Teachers Association, suitable for years 3–10. Topics explore issues of diversity, food, water, urbanisation, interconnectedness and wellbeing.

http://www.worldvision.com.au/resources/SchoolResources/indonesianlistings.aspx

Development and health

This BBC Scotland resource provides basic factual information and interactive exercises to explore the relationship between economic development and human health. Topics include human and physical factors, social and economic indicators, malaria, cholera and developed lifestyles. Each section includes statistical data, graphical representations and interactive exercises. It is a useful resource for the year 10 unit 'Geographies of human wellbeing'.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/int/geog/health/standard.shtml

Geographies of Human Wellbeing

Geographies of human wellbeing cover
Geographies of Human Wellbeing (2013) booklet explores the nature of wellbeing using indicators and online data analysed using a variety of ICT and mapping techniques.
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Year level: 9-10
Issue: Health
Country: Afghanistan, Australia, Bhutan, China, India, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone

Global Development Quiz

The Global Development Quiz uses the Gapminder World graph’s animated statistics to explore issues such as global health, the effects of HIV, population growth and carbon dioxide emissions. It develops numeracy skills and is suitable for year 7–10 students in history and geography and is supported by a teacher guide.

http://www.gapminder.org/downloads/global-development-quiz

Global dimension

The Global Dimension website, funded by the education charity Think Global in the UK, provides access to teaching resources, case studies and background information. Resources can be searched by a number of criteria including learning area, topic, year level and price range. Access is through free registration and you can sign up for a quarterly newsletter.

http://globaldimension.org.uk

HIV and AIDS assembly kit

Red Cross UK has produced a script and teaching activities to assist students learn about HIV and AIDS for their own health and to understand how the infection affects millions of people around the world. It can be adapted and performed in class, as the basis of a drama project, in an assembly, as part of a dynamic group activity or simply as a briefing note to a teacher.

http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/Teaching-resources/Assembly-kits/HIV-and-AIDS

Maternal health and child survival

The Maternal health and child survival kit produced by UNICEF and Girl Guides (2013) explores MDGs 4 and 5 maternal health and child survival. Upper primary and lower secondary students can learn about the issue, practice their advocacy skills and raise funds for Unicef projects.

http://www.unicef.org.au/downloads/Education/Girl-Guides-2013/Girl-Guides-Final-Activity-Kit.aspx

MDG 4 Reduce Child Mortality

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the fourth Millennium Development Goal and profiles the efforts to improve health and health education in rural Papua New Guinea.

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the fourth Millennium Development Goal and profiles the efforts to improve health and health education in rural Papua New Guinea.

Issue: Health, Human rights
Country: Papua New Guinea
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MDG 5 Improve Maternal Health

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the fifth Millennium Development Goal and looks at the challenges facing East Timor, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates.

This video outlines the work being done to achieve the fifth Millennium Development Goal and looks at the challenges facing East Timor, which has one of the world’s highest maternal mortality rates.

Issue: Health, Human rights
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MDG 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases

This video outlines work being done to achieve the sixth Millennium Development Goal and looks at Indonesia’s national strategy to combat the HIV epidemic, which is one of the fastest growing in Asia.

This video outlines work being done to achieve the sixth Millennium Development Goal and looks at Indonesia’s national strategy to combat the HIV epidemic, which is one of the fastest growing in Asia.

Issue: Health
Country: Indonesia
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Nobel Medicine Prize interactives

The Nobel Prize website provides educational interactives, including a number related to the Medicine Prize. Students can play games about the transmission of malaria, the spread of the parasite causing malaria and ways of preventing their spread. There is also a game about tuberculosis.

http://www.nobelprize.org/educational/medicine

Papua New Guinea: Health and human wellbeing

Papua New Guinea: Health and human wellbeing is a World Vision classroom resource to support the Geography Curriculum for middle secondary students. It invites groups of students to take the role of non-government aid workers to address issues of water-based diseases, nutrition, tuberculosis, HIV and AIDS. It includes five videos and an accessible information booklet.

http://www.worldvision.com.au/resources/SchoolResources/Papua-New-Guinea-listings.aspx?sssdmh=dm16.592789

Roll Back Malaria

Roll Back Malaria (RBM) is a global partnership working towards coordinated action against malaria. RBM aims to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality by reaching universal coverage of preventive and curative interventions and strengthening health systems. This strategy has helped decrease the number of confirmed cases of malaria and/or reported deaths since 2000.

http://www.rbm.who.int

Smoke – the killer in the kitchen

More than half the world's population depends on fuels that give off lethal fumes, causing respiratory infections and nearly two million deaths a year. Practical Action outlines three simple technologies that can reduce indoor smoke.

http://practicalaction.org/killerinthekitchen

SurfAid Schools Program

The SurfAid Schools Program provides a range of teaching activities and media resources for primary and secondary students to learn about the geography, economy, culture, health and living conditions of people living in the Mentawai islands, Indonesia. Students engage critically with issues such as malaria, tourism, disaster recovery and development.

http://schools.surfaidinternational.org/teaching-units

Targeting tuberculosis in Kiribati

Overcrowding in South Tarawa, Kiribati, has led to the highest incidence of tuberculosis in the Pacific.

Overcrowding in South Tarawa, Kiribati, has led to the highest incidence of tuberculosis in the Pacific. The Directly Observed Treatment Strategy (DOTS) uses nurses and health workers to identify and treat people with tuberculosis. The strategy has dramatically reduced the incidence of tuberculosis.

Issue: Health
Country: Kiribati
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TeachUNICEF

TeachUNICEF is a collection of free interdisciplinary (English, languages, mathematics, social studies and science) resources for years F–12. They include lesson plans, stories, videos and podcasts to and cover topics ranging from armed conflict to the Millennium Development Goals and water and sanitation. Although the primary audience is North American there are many valuable resources and ideas for action for Australian teachers.

http://teachunicef.org

The Expanded Programme on Immunization

The World Health Organization's Expanded Programme on Immunization targets the six communicable diseases of childhood (polio, diphtheria, tuberculosis, pertussis [whooping cough], measles and tetanus) with a once-in-a-lifetime vaccination costing about US$17. Those who miss out on being immunised tend to be people living in remote locations, urban slums and border areas.

http://www.who.int/immunization_delivery/en/index.html

Transparency International

Transparency International is a global civil society organisation which raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption. It works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle corruption. The website provides details about corruption by topic and country as well as its publication of the annual corruption perception index.

http://www.transparency.org

UNAIDS

The United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS coordinates efforts to prevent, treat and support people living with HIV/AIDS. It provides a range of statistics and resources to support programs throughout the world.

http://www.unaids.org/en/

United Nations Children's Fund

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) helps build a world where the rights of every child are realised, by improving basic health and living conditions and addressing poverty, violence, disease and discrimination.

http://www.unicef.org

United Nations Millennium Development Goals

At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, 189 world leaders from rich and poor countries committed themselves to a set of eight time-bound targets. These Millennium Development Goals focus on reducing poverty and hunger, child mortality and the spread of disease and improving education and gender equality: MDG 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; MDG 2 Achieve universal primary education; MDG 3 Promote gender equality and empower women; MDG 4 Reduce child mortality; MDG 5 Improve maternal health; MDG 6 Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; MDG 7 Ensure environmental sustainability; MDG 8 Develop a global partnership for development.

http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/

United Nations Population Fund

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is an international development agency that promotes the rights of all to health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries to reduce poverty, and to ensure safe reproductive health and that every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

http://www.unfpa.org

World Vision Malnutrition, Health and Poverty

This upper primary and lower secondary student activity sheet, accompanied by teacher notes, develops understanding of malnutrition and its connection with health and poverty. It uses a mapping activity to explore prevalence and statistics to explore potential change. A graphic organiser is used as a tool to encourage students to consider challenges and solutions.

http://www.worldvision.com.au/Learn/SchoolResources/Content.aspx?id=56302782-90fe-432f-ad71-57fa17a45a30

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More than 1.1 million children were vaccinated against measles, preventing the spread of disease after an earthquake in Pakistan.
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More than 1.1 million children were vaccinated against measles, preventing the spread of disease after an earthquake in Pakistan. Photo by ©UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi
In Solomon Islands, women are receiving better nutrition information to promote healthier diets for themselves and their families.
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In Solomon Islands, women are receiving better nutrition information to promote healthier diets for themselves and their families. Photo by Jeremy Miller for AusAID
A poster promotes covering bins to control mosquitoes and prevent the spread of dengue fever in the Philippines.
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A poster promotes covering bins to control mosquitoes and prevent the spread of dengue fever in the Philippines. Photo by Rowena Harbridge for AusAID
The Wan Smolbag theatre group in Vanuatu demonstrates the dangers of HIV/AIDS.
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The Wan Smolbag theatre group in Vanuatu demonstrates the dangers of HIV/AIDS. Photo by Rob Maccoll for AusAID
A health worker discusses babies’ health with mothers, Fiji.
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A health worker discusses babies’ health with mothers, Fiji. Photo by Peter Davis for AusAID
Solomon Islands women are receiving better nutrition information to promote healthier diets for themselves and their families.
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Solomon Islands women are receiving better nutrition information to promote healthier diets for themselves and their families. Photo by Jeremy Miller for AusAID
A rugby sports carnival in South Africa builds skills and knowledge of the importance of education and HIV prevention for reducing poverty.
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A rugby sports carnival in South Africa builds skills and knowledge of the importance of education and HIV prevention for reducing poverty. Photo by Jo Elsom for AusAID
Community health workers dispense medicines and check patients discharged from a hospital tuberculosis ward in Kiribati.
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Community health workers dispense medicines and check patients discharged from a hospital tuberculosis ward in Kiribati. Photo by Lorrie Graham for AusAID
Regular blood tests provide a survey of the number of people who have the malaria parasite in their blood system, in Solomon Islands.
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Regular blood tests provide a survey of the number of people who have the malaria parasite in their blood system, in Solomon Islands. Photo by Peter Thomas/Rotarians Against Malaria
A microscopist analyses a blood sample for active plasmodium, in Solomon Islands.
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A microscopist analyses a blood sample for active plasmodium, in Solomon Islands. Photo by Peter Thomas/Rotarians Against Malaria
The Malaria Survey team checks houses for mosquito nets in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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The Malaria Survey team checks houses for mosquito nets in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo by Jeremy Miller for AusAID
Thongkat lost his leg in an unexploded ordnance accident in Pakse, Lao. He now has a prosthetic leg.
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Thongkat lost his leg in an unexploded ordnance accident in Pakse, Lao. He now has a prosthetic leg. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID
In Kiribati the maneaba is constructed to provide plenty of ventilation. This is where patients will convalesce for many months.
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In Kiribati the maneaba is constructed to provide plenty of ventilation. This is where patients will convalesce for many months. Photo by Naomi T/Flickr, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Villagers learned to use water purification tablets to ensure safe water and prevent the spread of cholera in Papua New Guinea.
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Villagers learned to use water purification tablets to ensure safe water and prevent the spread of cholera in Papua New Guinea. Photo by Dave Vosen for AusAID
A poster showing students learning to wash their hands with soap to prevent the spread of disease in the Philippines.
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A poster showing students learning to wash their hands with soap to prevent the spread of disease in the Philippines. Poster by the Philippine Red Cross
Schools in disaster-prone Philippines have upgraded facilities and installed 1,000 litres of water to supply hand basins and reduce disease.
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Schools in disaster-prone Philippines have upgraded facilities and installed 1,000 litres of water to supply hand basins and reduce disease. Photo by the Australian Red Cross/Phil Brown
A community leader educates people about the ways to prevent and control the spread of cholera in Daru, Papua New Guinea.
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A community leader educates people about the ways to prevent and control the spread of cholera in Daru, Papua New Guinea. Photo by Dave Vosen for AusAID.
Lack of safe drinking water and unsanitary conditions in Daru, Papua New Guinea, increase the risk of cholera and other water-borne diseases.
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Lack of safe drinking water and unsanitary conditions in Daru, Papua New Guinea, increase the risk of cholera and other water-borne diseases. Photo by Dave Vosen for AusAID
Pour-flush toilets with a support rails improved disability access.
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Pour-flush toilets with a support rails improved disability access. Red Cross
Trainee doctors educate people on the health benefits of good hygiene and sanitation in local villages in Timor Leste.
Photo by Dean Sewell, WaterAid.
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Trainee doctors educate people on the health benefits of good hygiene and sanitation in local villages in Timor Leste. Photo by Dean Sewell, WaterAid.
A midwife on the motorbike she uses to attend patients in remote communities in southern Myanmar.
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A midwife on the motorbike she uses to attend patients in remote communities in southern Myanmar. Photo by James Howlett, 3DFund.org.
Indonesian school girls learning to play cricket.
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Indonesian school girls learning to play cricket. DFAT
A young girl washes cooking utensils outside her home in Nepal.
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A young girl washes cooking utensils outside her home in Nepal. Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT.
Patients lie in bed at a cholera treatment centre in Zimbabwe.
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Patients lie in bed at a cholera treatment centre in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kate Holt, Africa Practice
Two Tongan girls keep healthy training to play in a netball competition.
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Two Tongan girls keep healthy training to play in a netball competition. Photo by Connor Ashleigh for DFAT.
A woman installs a bednet above her bed to reduce the chance of being infected with malaria in the Philippines.
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A woman installs a bednet above her bed to reduce the chance of being infected with malaria in the Philippines. Photo by Rowena Harbridge for DFAT
Women are trained as birth assistants to improve the health care.
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Women are trained as birth assistants to improve the health care. WHO/Adela Mubasher, Afghanistan
Devi Gurung has a health check at a new clinic in Pokhara, Nepal
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Devi Gurung has a health check at a new clinic in Pokhara, Nepal Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT
A mother brings her child to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella during one of her antenatal visits, Pokhara, Nepal
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A mother brings her child to be vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella during one of her antenatal visits, Pokhara, Nepal Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT
Aasu Ram explains her toilet mural highlighting the spread of disease in open defecation, Bastipur, Nepal
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Aasu Ram explains her toilet mural highlighting the spread of disease in open defecation, Bastipur, Nepal Photo by Jim Holmes for DFAT