Mevlabs saving lives to save souls ccih june 2011


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Mevlabs saving lives to save souls ccih june 2011

  1. 1. Saving Lives to Save SoulsWorking With Faith Based Organizations to fight Malaria, Dengue Fever and other vector-borne diseases Tusaidie Watoto Methodist School Peggy Kollars, MSc Program Manager – ProVector Community Project MEVLABS, Inc. and ProVector LLC Statesboro, Georgia USA
  2. 2. “Vector Control is the Main Attack Weapon for Reducing Malaria Transmission” Roll Back Malaria 2008
  3. 3. World Health Organization, 2011• “Vector control is the primary public health intervention for reducing malaria transmission at the community level.”• “It is the only intervention that can reduce malaria transmission from very high levels to close to zero.” Mnzava et al. 1993
  4. 4. Impact of Mosquitoes and Flies• Malaria has killed more people than all wars combined• A child dies every 30 seconds from malaria• Dengue virus, carried by mosquitoes, kills many children in Asia and Latin America• Diarrheal diseases, many carried by flies, kill millions of people• Over 50% of the resources of the Methodist Churches in Kenya , combined, goes to preventing and treating malaria – imagine if these resources were free for other uses
  5. 5. Jesus used healing to reach individuals and to reach large populations with his messageMark 3• 4And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.• 5And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.• 10 For He healed many, so that as many as had afflictions pressed about Him to touch Him
  6. 6. MEVLABS, Inc. and ProVector LLC• Our Mission is to develop inexpensive and effective products to improve the health of others• Providing public health tools supports mission outreach• James 2:16 - And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be [ye] warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what [doth it] profit?
  7. 7. Entobac and Entobac D are safe andecofriendly pesticides used in traps to reduce mosquitoes and flies • Netty – reduces mosquitoes and flies • ProVector – reduces mosquitoes • Biter Fighter Tube – reduces mosquitoes and flies
  8. 8. We gather mosquito data through collection and surveys• In Nyelanda, Kenya we collected 277 mosquitoes in 5 minutes from one home Children in Nyelanda Kenya near Lake Victoria have some of the highest rate of malaria deaths• Trapping mosquitoes in the D.R. has provided valuable information on area control Before ProVector Bt was deployed After ProVector Bt was deployed
  9. 9. Feedback on the Effectiveness of Entobac has been positive from missionaries participating in ProVector Community Projects Entebbe, Uganda Photos by: Dr. Louis Mukwaya, Uganda Virus Institute, 2009
  10. 10. Children of the Nations in the Dominican Republic• Success with ProVector in Algodon, DR• COTN then expanded the ProVector Community Project to 2 more villages
  11. 11. ProVector is being used in the Kibera Slums in Nairobi, Kenya
  12. 12. Field trials in Kibera Slums, Nairobi were conducted by Riziki Kenya Foundation We developed a longer lasting Entobac Bait Pad as a result of this study Decline of Mosquito Numbers after Placement of ProVector in Homes in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya with 3 month Entobac bait pad (Survey Courtesy Riziki Foundation) 55 50 Mean Number of Mosquitoes Every 5 Minutes 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 Week
  13. 13. Mosquito Populations dropped significantly ina Akuse located along the Volta River in Ghana Akusa 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 Mean -20 Mean±SD Pre 2 wk 4 wk 6 wk 8 wk 10 wk 12 wk
  14. 14. Estimated Mean Number of Mosquitoes before and after ProVector with 6 monthbait pad was placed in homes in Eldoret, Kenya (Courtesy Revival Power Outreach, Switzerland, 2010)200180160140120100 80 60 40 20 0-20 Mean Pre Test 4 wk 8 wk 12 wk Mean±SD 2 wk 6 wk 10 wk
  15. 15. Estimated Mean Number of Mosquitoes before and after ProVector with 3 month bait pad was placed in homes in Nairobi, Kenya (Courtesy Methodist Church of Kenya, 2010)605040302010 Mean 0 Mean±SD Pre 2 wk 4 wk 6 wk 8 wk 10 wk 12 wk
  16. 16. Estimated Mean Number of Mosquitoesbefore and after ProVector with 3 month baitpad was placed in homes and hospital ward in Shimu/Kitale, Kenya (Survey Data courtesy Revival Power Outreach and AEMRN, 2010)5040302010 0 Mean-10 Mean±SD Pre 2 wk 4 wk 6 wk 8 wk 10 wk 12 wk
  17. 17. Estim ated Mean Num ber of Mosquitoes before and after ProVector w ith 3 m onth bait pad w as placed in hom es in Freetow n, Sierra Leone Survey Data courtesy Roll Back Malaria World Health Organization1600140012001000 800 600 400 200 0 Mean-200 Mean±SD Pre 2wk 4wk 6 wk 8 wk 10 wk 12 wk
  18. 18. ProVector, Netty and Biter Fighter can be used to demonstrate The Wordless Book• BLACK: representing the sinful state of humanity by nature. Usually referred to as the dark page.• RED: representing the blood of Jesus• WHITE: representing the perfect righteousness which God has given to believers through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ his Son.• GOLD: representing Heaven• BLUE: representing baptism• GREEN: representing ones need to grow in Christ after salvation
  19. 19. Countries and Organizations with ProVector Community Projects and Research (Faith Based in Yellow) Country OrganizationAfghanistan US EmbassyAngola JC Flowers FoundationBurundi Afro-European and Medical Research Network (AEMRN) and Burundi Ministry of Health (MOH)Cambodia BrightPoint (Planning)Cameroon Swiss African ForumDominican Republic Children of the Nations (COTN)Dominican Republic Eco LabEthiopia Buckner InternationalGhana Compassion Is Love In Action (CILIA)Ghana Dept. of Agriculture and MOHGhana Swiss African ForumHaiti Church of God in Port-au-Prince (Pastor Joel Vibert)Haiti Fondation Espoir de Demain pour la Restauration et lAvancement dHaiti (FEDRAH)Haiti Friends of Monfort, IncHaiti Her Many VoicesHaiti Lukes MissionHaiti Ruuska Village OrphanageHaiti Sisters of Saint Margaret Convent (Episcopal Church)Haiti Team Jesus, Inc.Honduras Eternal Family Project, Inc.
  20. 20. Kenya 410 BridgeKenya AEMRNKenya BrightPoint for Children (Planning)Kenya Buckner InternationalKenya Christliche MissionKenya Help-KhachongeKenya Kabondo Poverty Alleviation OrganizationKenya Missionaries of the Sacred HeartKenya Riziki KenyaKenya Serving In Missioins International (SIM)/Gethsemane Gardens Christian Center (GGCC)Kenya St. Peters Methodist ChurchKenya Swiss African ForumKenya Tunza Childrens CenterKenya Tusaidie WatotoKenya Ushirika Medical ClinicKenya Vision of HopeLiberia US EmbassyMozambique Serving In Missions International (SIM)Myanmar Blessing International (Planning)Namibia JC Flowers FoundationNepal TEAM WorldNicaragua Mustard Seed CommunitiesNigeria Life Builders Ministries InternationalNigeria Shalom InternationalNigeria Swiss African ForumNigeria Uplift Help InternationalPakistan Pakistani Embassy in SwitzerlandPhilippines Missionaries of the Sacred HeartRwanda Rwanda University and Ministry of Health (MOH)Sierra Leone AEMRNSierra Leone Roll Back Malaria Secretariat hosted by World Health OrganizationSaint Lucia Faith Baptist ChurchSudan Mustard Seeds InternationalTogo AEMRN and Action de Production pour le Developpement Economique et Sociale (APRODES)Togo Global CHE Network (CHE= Community Health Evangilism) (Planning)Uganda AEMRNUganda Ministry of Health, Division of Virology
  21. 21. Over 4,000 ProVectors and 10,000 Nettys have been distributed, helping ~70,000 people livebetter lives and to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ Faith Baptist Church, Castries, St. Lucia• We want to help Faith Based Organizations through – ProVector Community Projects – Initiating Micro Business Projects
  22. 22. Our goal is to save the lives of children so that they have the opportunity to hear the GospelJohn 3:16 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but haveeverlasting life. for more info