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A presentation about malaria and how NothingButNets is trying to fight it with your help.

A presentation about malaria and how NothingButNets is trying to fight it with your help.

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Stopping The Bite Stopping The Bite Presentation Transcript

  • In a year it infects nearly 500.000.000 people worldwide
  • And this year alone it will kill 1.000.000 people
  • And this year alone it will kill 1.000.000 people 75% are children under the age of 5
  • We’re talking about a disease that is both preventable & curable
  • We’re talking about
  • Malaria is transmitted by the bite of these mosquitos Anopheles Gambiae (Most common species)
  • Malaria is transmitted by the bite of these mosquitos Here’s how it happens Anopheles Gambiae (Most common species)
  • 1. An infected person is bitten by a mosquito
  • 1. An infected person is bitten by a mosquito
  • 2. The malaria parasites develop within the mosquito gut for around a week. Monday
  • 2. The malaria parasites develop within the mosquito gut for around a week. Monday Sunday
  • 3. An unsuspecting victim is bitten and the parasites are injected with the mosquito's saliva into the bloodstream.
  • 3. An unsuspecting victim is bitten and the parasites are injected with the mosquito's saliva into the bloodstream. 4. They then travel to the liver where they reproduce
  • 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing
  • 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing - Headache
  • 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing - Headache - Fever
  • 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing - Headache - Fever - Coma
  • 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing - Headache - Fever - Coma And finally…
  • How do we solve this buzzing problem?
  • We have anti-malaric drugs
  • We have anti-malaric drugs but they’re usually $$$$$
  • And erradicating the mosquitos isn’t easy…
  • But there is a solid alternative
  • Protective Nets
  • Protective Nets
  • Insecticide-treated bed nets prevent the transmission of malaria at night, when the vast majority of mosquito bites occur.
  • And they can reduce transmission as much as in areas with high coverage rates
  • distributes these nets with the support of many organizations Center for Disease Control United Nations World Health Organization
  • In fact, they’ve already sent 3.249.577 nets to 15 African countries
  • But they rely on donations made by people just like
  • The math is pretty simple
  • The math is pretty simple For every 10 10 dollars donated…
  • The math is pretty simple For every 10 10 dollars donated… One net is sent on your behalf
  • If you can, make a donation (no matter how small) at nothingbutnets.net If you can’t…
  • Share this presentation on Twitter or Facebook to help spread awareness.
  • João Paulo Reis Alves