Stopping The Bite

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

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  • Hey Joao,

    Just letting you know that you're the winner of the 3MInform category in our competition! We don't have the projectors yet, but if you send us your forwarding details to us via private message, then we can send one out to you as soon as we get them.

    Congratulations!

    Regards,

    3M
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  • Thanks for the information. I´m happy who live in a country (Sweden) where we had our last case of malaria in 1933 and no more after that.
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Stopping The Bite

  1. In a year it infects nearly 500.000.000 people worldwide
  2. And this year alone it will kill 1.000.000 people
  3. And this year alone it will kill 1.000.000 people 75% are children under the age of 5
  4. We’re talking about a disease that is both preventable curable &
  5. We’re talking about
  6. Malaria is transmitted by the bite of these mosquitos (Most common species) Anopheles Gambiae
  7. Malaria is transmitted by the bite of these mosquitos (Most common species) Anopheles Gambiae Here’s how it happens
  8. 1. An infected person is bitten by a mosquito
  9. 1. An infected person is bitten by a mosquito
  10. 2. The malaria parasites develop within the mosquito gut for around a week. Monday
  11. 2. The malaria parasites develop within the mosquito gut for around a week. Monday Sunday
  12. 3. An unsuspecting victim is bitten and the parasites are injected with the mosquito's saliva into the bloodstream.
  13. 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
  14. 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing
  15. 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing - Headache
  16. 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing - Headache - Fever
  17. 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing - Headache - Fever - Coma
  18. 5. Weeks to months later the malaria parasites start to multiply within red blood cells, destroying them and causing - Headache - Fever - Coma And finally…
  19. How do we solve this buzzing problem?
  20. We have anti-malaric drugs
  21. We have anti-malaric drugs but they’re usually $$$$$
  22. And erradicating the mosquitos isn’t easy…
  23. But there is a solid alternative
  24. Protective Nets
  25. Protective Nets
  26. Insecticide-treated bed nets prevent the transmission of malaria at night, when the vast majority of mosquito bites occur.
  27. And they can reduce transmission as much as in areas with high coverage rates
  28. distributes these nets with the support of many organizations United Nations WorldHealthOrganization CenterforDiseaseControl
  29. Infact,they’vealreadysent 3.249.577 nets to15Africancountries
  30. Buttheyrelyondonations madebypeoplejustlike
  31. Themathisprettysimple
  32. 10 For every 10 dollars donated… Themathisprettysimple
  33. 10 Themathisprettysimple One net is sent on your behalf For every 10 dollars donated…
  34. Ifyoucan,makeadonation (nomatterhowsmall)at nothingbutnets.net If you can’t…
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  36. João Paulo Reis Alves

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