World Malaria Day

Tom has a great post on World Malaria Day that you should go on over and read.

Today, you can do more than just acknowledge the problem of malaria in other countries. At Against Malaria 5 dollars will buy you a treated mosquito net to be sent where it's most needed. All of your 5 dollars goes to the net.

The other organization you can donate to is Africa Fighting Malaria. They are more research and advocacy oriented. They look for low cost, yet effective, ways to control the spread of malaria. They then spurn private organizations and governments to action (currently to use IRS. . . click on the link and read if you want to know what that is).

[Photo of a malaria patient via bairopiteclinic]