Barbara Porras Start Date: Jun 9, 2018 - End Date: Oct 6, 2018
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My Travel Story

by: Barbara Porras Start Date: Jun 9, 2018 - End Date: Oct 6, 2018
Currently Venezuela is suffering of one of the strongest crises in his history. This situation has resulted in the health sector being severely affected. 

As a Venezuelan doctor, I have been part of this social and public health problem. For over than two years I worked and dedicated myself to social work in indigenous communities of my country. The fight against malaria was arduous and constant, since at the moment Venezuela reaches high mortality rates caused by this disease, being this one of the biggest health problems at the moment. The humanitarian emergency and the lack of medicines, had lead me together with a group of doctors to look for alternative solutions that we can use in order to help patients.

Malaria is an acute febrile illness, whose symptoms appear between 10 and 14 days after the individual is bitten by the mosquito. If it is not treated, it can cause death in the first 24 hours.

This reason has led us to investigate and study different traditional methods, based on plants with medicinal faculties that can be found in those areas. Study the effect of these plants on these parasites, with the hope of determining if with the use of them we could counteract this disease that affects many people in various parts of the world and that today attacks the inhabitants of our country

We have taken the initiative and contacted several national and international scientists and organizations, and they have supported us for the chemical study in a laboratory in the United States, where they cover all expenses related to research, except travel and accommodation costs. For which we now need your support.

Bárbara Porras

Author - Founder

Surgeon in Venezuela, Rural Doctor in the Bolívar State, Coordinate Rural in indigenous communities within the Gran Sabana. Member of the Maniapure project foundation. Founder of Project "mayú against malaria", member of the foundation of the child. Dedicated to the humanitarian work and the struggle for The Progress of Health!

In addition to this, it is important to highlight that the results obtained in this research would contribute to help to improve and reduce malaria levels in other countries that are still victims of this situation.
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  • Malaria Disease

    malaria disease
    lactating patient hospitalized with complicated malaria
  • Indigenous Culture

    indigenous culture
    small patient eating at home