Photographer's Note

This is a young girl living in front of us that one day I found chilling, in a acute access of malaria.
Malaria or paludismo, among others assignments, is an acute or chronic infectious illness caused by protozoa parasites of the Plasmodium sort, transmitted for the bite of the Anopheles mosquito. The malaria kills 3 million people for year, a only comparable tax to the one of the SIDA/AIDS, and affects 500 million people more than every year. It is main tropical parasatism and one of the most frequent causes of death in children in these countries: (it kills a million of children with less than 5 years to each year). according to OMS, the malaria kill an African child to each 30 seconds, and many children who survive the severe cases suffer serious cerebral damages and have learning difficulties.( Source: Wikipedia )
Guinea-Bissau, poor country in the middle West coast of Africa, had at the time about 45 years for life expectancy,in the interior of the country malnutrition reach 50% of children under 5 years. Infantile mortality rate were also close to 50%.
Malaria and malnutrition are already enough reasons to die in Africa.

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