Poverty & Structural Inequalities

One of the articles in my tab “Current News” outlines that Sub-Saharan Africa needs more than just “quick fixes.” They need infrastructure and developmental changes in order to survive malaria endemic regions and with climate change getting worse, there is more of a need for starting steps/tools. It is true, there is so much poverty […]


It is so disheartening to learn about all the structural inequities people face in developing country, often in the control of white wealthy decision makers. I’m sure many people sit and think why does Sub-Saharan Africa suffer from infectious disease so drastically compared to the rest of the world. And honestly, it all boils down […]

Consumerism Culture

One thing I haven’t completely conceptualized globally is the consumerism that we see in the United States. I knew that this mass production was out of our means and that it was having damaging effects on the Earth, but I never knew it affected other countries as much. I remember in class my professor displayed […]

Population Services International

“Population Services International helps women live healthier and plan the families they desire. A large part of PSI’s work focuses on sexual and reproductive health and contraception, but they also are involved with HIV, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene, and non-communicable diseases including diabetes, hypertension, and cervical cancer.” Link to donate: https://tlycs.networkforgood.com/projects/53349-population-services-international-population-services-international

Malaria Consortium

“Malaria Consortium delivers programs that protect the poorest and most marginalized children in Africa and Asia from a range of deadly diseases, including malaria and pneumonia. We recommend their Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) project in particular. SMC is an extremely cost-effective and evidence-based way of protecting children under 5 from malaria.” Link to donate: https://tlycs.networkforgood.com/projects/53345-malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemotherapy-malaria-consortium-seasonal-malaria-chemotherapy

Against Malaria Foundation

“Against Malaria Foundation works to prevent the spread of malaria by distributing long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito nets to susceptible populations in developing countries. AMF has been active in 36 countries in Africa, Asia and South America, with a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa.” Link to donate: https://tlycs.networkforgood.com/projects/52742-against-malaria-foundation-against-malaria-foundation

Help ZMCC Get a Microscope

https://gofund.me/3251f86f “Malaria is a disease caused by a plasmodium parasite transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. A microscope would allow staff at Zion Medical Community Clinic to properly diagnose malaria and therefore provide proper interventions for the community. Uganda has one of the highest rates of malaria in the world due to lack of […]

Welcome to my Blog!

Hi all! My name is Holly Guinan. I am currently a Senior at Lehigh University studying Biology and Health, Medicine, and Society. This blog is for my creative project for my Infections and Inequalities class where we study TB, HIV/AIDS, and malaria with an emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa. While the rest of my website has […]

Anticipated Spread in Africa 2011-2100

“The mapping shows how the population in Africa exposed to malaria could sharply increase after 2040. LIS-MAL is a refined model created with the JRC’s contribution on water dynamics. Tanser is a rainfall-based model.” This new study uses more intricate modelling. It incorporates factors such as the evaporation of water, its infiltration into the ground, […]