Malaria remains one of the world’s deadliest killers, and sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most affected areas. Now a new app is looking to change that.
You would expect Bill Gates to be at the at the front of the march when it comes to campaigning for the whole world to be online. In response to Mark Zuckerberg’s plan to bring the whole world online, however, Gates insisted that internet accessibility shouldn’t be our number one priority. Despite the fact that Gates is still Microsoft’s chairman, he spends most of his time focusing on philanthropy through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
New research funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and published in the British medical journal the Lancet, suggests 1,24 million people died from the mosquito-borne disease in 2010: nearly twice the number previously estimated for that period. Oh, and six cases of infection were diagnosed in Pretoria recently too.
If you care about people dying of malaria (which you should, and if you don’t, you may want to review your pulse, or your existence), then take one minute to watch this delightful video, featuring Cape Town’s beloved Snoddie.
George Clooney travelled to Sudan recently to promote peace and love and things and came back with malaria. George becomes the first celebrity to contract malaria while on a cause. Angelina Jolie always makes sure she has repellent and Bob Geldof is said to have a fierce fetish for mosquito nets. This is George’s second bout of malaria. Twice bitten, once shy. Or is it the other way around?