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Analysis of the Prevalence and Impact of Malarial Parasite on primary School going children of Tehsil Mardan,Pakistan

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Education, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, PAKISTAN

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 1-4, May,1 (2015)

Abstract

This research study was conducted in general population of school going children in Tehsil Mardan from February to April 2014 for a period of three months in order to Analyze the Prevalence and Impact of Malarial Parasite on Primary School Going Children of Tehsil Mardan. The study was focused on 40 Government primary schools (Girls) of Tehsil Mardan. The study was carried by using two methods “Blood smear method” and “Questionnaire method” For Blood smear total of 1200 blood samples were selected randomly on daily basis from different schools of Tehsil Mardan and were statistically analyzed to check the effects of malaria on their schooling. The result showed that out of these samples 173(14.3%) students were infected in which 170(75.8 %) students from class 1-5 were infected by p.vivax and only 3(1.6%) students by p.falciparum. p.vivax is more than p.falciparum due to climatic condition of district Mardan. The maximum infection was recorded in children’s of grades 1-3. Total number of infected students is 173 which show that total absenteeism of the students in Mardan during three months Feb-April was 14%. For Questionnaire method total of 12 questions were structured for 80 respondents (Primary school teachers) and then distributed in the selected schools to know about the environment of their schools. Therefore it is concluded from the research study that the prevalence of malarial parasite is depend on bad hygienic conditions inside the schools and their homes due to which most of the students are suffer and also it badly effects their studies.

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