Prevalence of malaria among blood donors in the National Center for Blood Transfusion and Research in Sana’a-Yemen

Lutfi Al-Maktari1,2*, Saleh Bamshmoos2 , Redhwan Al-Naggar2, Nouradden Al-Jaber3, Magdi Saleh4, Sarah Ahmad1 , Faisal Ali 5,6

1 Department of Haematology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Sana’a University, Yemen

2 Department of Medicine and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Hikma University, Sana’a, Yemen

3 Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Sana’a University, Yemen;

4 National Centre for Blood Transfusion and Research;

5 Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Hikma University, Sana’a, Yemen;

6 Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Science and Technology, Sana’a, Yemen

SUJMS • 2021 | Dec | Vol 15| Issue. (2)


Malaria killed millions of people worldwide. World Health Organization estimates that there are 300 million to 500 million of people infected with malaria so that, malaria is a serious situation that we have to over shine the light on it. Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type

of mosquito, which feeds on human [1-3]. Malaria is spread in Africa, India, eastern, and south Asia and it cause mortality for millions of peoples most of them are children. This disease caused by many parasites but only five types infects human which are Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malaria Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium knowleis. The most common types in Yemen are Plasmodium vivax and

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