I was watching TV the other day, and an advert came on about malaria, and the amount of lives it impacts in Africa. I was about to turn off the TV, and then I saw the pictures of the small children suffering, and it broke my heart as I thought of my own children.
I did a bit of research on the web and found out that a simple yet effective way to help prevent malaria is with malaria nets.
Malaria is transmitted by certain mosquitoes when they bite. These mosquitoes bite people to get a blood meal. The malaria parasite then passes from the infected mosquito to the person being bitten. They typically bite between 10 o'clock at night and two in the morning . The nets cost only approx.. €2, and will help save many people, especially young children .
After seeing the pictures on TV, I felt I had to try and do something, rather than just changing the channel and getting on with my comfortable life.
I am trying this for the first time, but I am hoping to raise a small bit of money first, and then donate all of the proceeds to the various charities that help such causes, (such as www.againstmalaria.com or www.nothingbutnets.com). I know it is not a cure, but it just a simple way of at least preventing someone some pain in their life.