how will the maleria epidemic effect my sponsored child?

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i have recently heard about maleria medicine no longer being effective, how will this effect my sponsored child? I was recently in Med class and my professor had mentioned about this situation, all I could think of was my sweet girls face and her family. What will happen to them and their community. what is happening in their area, if we could be ever so lucky.
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Miranda Allen

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Colleen, Company Admin

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Hey Miranda- we do everything we can to protect children from malaria. The idea that malaria medicine is no longer effective is not something that I am familiar with. I will forward your concern and do some research and get back to you.
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Miranda Allen

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Thank you, I was curious if you have heard anything recently? I checked again and I was told it was definitely Malaria. I don't mean to be a pain, just worried as to what this will mean for my dear sponsered child and her family.
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Hi Miranda. I do not work for CI, but I have some medical background, and I can tell you that yes, some malaria (and other diseases) have drug resistance. It is not a completely new issue. Travel recommendations to certain malaria prevalent countries have noted for at least the last 5 years (if not more) that some drugs do not work in certain countries. Not all malaria cases are drug resistant, and there still are medications that can help, it is not that malaria is resistant to all drugs available. I have included one of many webmd.com links that discusses malaria. The CDC.gov website is another good resource, which includes a treatment table of how the disease is treated in the USA based upon where malaria was likely acquired, which dictates what drugs should work. While drug resistance is definitely concerning, there still are multiple drugs to treat malaria infections per the information listed on the CDC website. I hope that helps alleviate some concern about your sponsored child being able to get medication for malaria if necessary.

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ma...
http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/
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Haley, Sponsor and Donor Relations, Operations

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Thank you, Becky, for the very insightful information! I would encourage you to take heart and trust that our medical officers working closely to administer these medicines are aware of what medicines work for their regions. They love the children in our programs, and will do everything they can to ensure their safety and health.
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Miranda Allen

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Thank you so much for your help!

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