Friday, April 4, 2008

Gamers Save Lives

Love this. A game has been put together to help avoid the spread of malaria in the Motherland. Malaria has infected more than 500 million and killed more than a million. In particular it is a danger to children.
In this game deliver as many nets as you can before nightfall when time runs out.
The amount of nets you actually send will be sent to the Motherland on your behalf. says:

Malaria is Both Preventable and Treatable

Malaria is both a preventable and treatable disease. It can be prevented by giving families and individuals insecticide-treated bed nets to sleep under and taking steps to kill mosquitoes where they breed and when they enter houses to feed at night. At the same time, anti-malarial drugs such as artemisinin and other combination therapies that are widely available can treat malaria before it becomes deadly.

Malaria has been brought under control and even eliminated in many parts of Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Yet in Africa, with increasing drug resistance and struggling health systems, malaria infections have actually increased during the last three decades.

Play the game(We found it rather enjoyable...) to donate nets
Donate money for lifesaving nets.

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