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TUBERCULOSIS Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease. If left untreated, it can be fatal. The largest number of TB cases in 2005 were in South-East Asia.

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1 TUBERCULOSIS Tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious disease. If left untreated, it can be fatal. The largest number of TB cases in 2005 were in South-East Asia. 1.6 million deaths resulted from TB in Most deaths from TB are in the Africa Region. MALARIA Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites. People catch it through the bites of infected mosquitoes. A child dies of malaria every 30 seconds. There were 247 million cases of malaria in 2006, causing one million deaths, mostly among African children. Malaria is preventable and curable. HIV AIDS 33 million people are living with HIV 2.7 million were newly infected with HIV in 2007 More than 96% of new infections are in low- and middle-income countries. 2 million people died of AIDS during nearly 5,500 every day. 22 million people with HIV/AIDS live in sub-Saharan Africa, two-thirds of the global total. 2. Malaria, TB & HIV - Infectious diseases Learning objectives: - to identify the threat posed by infectious diseases - to raise awareness about the work of the WHO Fighting Malaria Read the factsheet about the WHO and fighting infectious diseases. Video 1

2 2. Malaria, TB & HIV - Infectious diseases Learning objectives: - to identify the threat posed by infectious diseases - to raise awareness about the work of the WHO The WHO raises awareness about global health issues on World Health Day. World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7 April. The World Health Organization (WHO) is the UN agency that coordinates global health policy. Its major task is to combat disease, especially key infectious diseases, and to promote the general health of the people of the world. It is working to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. World Health Day 2010 is calling its campaign "1000 cities lives ”. Events will be organized worldwide calling on citiesto open up streets for health activities. What events could your city organise to promote health? What events could your school organise to promote health?

3 2. Malaria, TB & HIV - Infectious diseases Learning objectives: - to identify the threat posed by infectious diseases - to raise awareness about the work of the WHO Imagine you are organising The WHO’s World Health Day raising awareness about HIV, malaria and TB around the world. You need to design a poster campaign that highlights the problems and solutions to these diseases. Remember you want to make people act to help solve these problems so make them eye catching to include statistics, pictures and real life stories. Display your posters around your school on World Health Day April 7th 2010.

4 2. Malaria, TB & HIV - Infectious diseases Learning objectives: - to identify the threat posed by infectious diseases - to raise awareness about the work of the WHO Summary questions: 1.Have we met our objectives? 2.What are the three most interesting facts you have learnt? 3.Have your ideas changed since the beginning of the lesson? 4.What more would you like to to know? 5.Is there anything we as global citizens can do to help?


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