Friday, February 29

re-posting since it's a good cause!

Once again LSHTM is hosting World Swim Against Malaria and again I'm not swimming, but my mate Quintin is, every year he dresses up as a sperm (or some would say a malaria sporozoite) & swims, this is his third year particiapting!!

PLEASE help by sponsoring him here.

Did you know (info from the website):

  • 1 - 3 million people die of malaria each year

  • 70% of them are children under 5

  • The children that will die today from malaria would fill 7 jumbo jets

  • Malaria is the world's single largest killer of children and pregnant mothers.

  • The single most effective means of prevention is a mosquito net

  • Each long lasting insecticidal net costs just $ 5

  • For each US$100 raised, 20 nets will endup over heads and beds and save one child's life

  • Malaria is entirely preventable and treatable - 1-3 million people need not die each year.

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