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mosquito tweets

November 6, 2012 - 13:03 -- Patrick Sampao

There have been quite a number of mosquito tweets on my timeline lately. I ve seen "I had this good dream" this silly mosquito woke me up. "I smeared a mosquito on the wall, feels quite nice actually" If you think you are too small to make an impact try sleeping in the same room with a mosquito.

At this rate mosquitobite hashtag will soon trend. Or maybe its because its raining in Kenya and breeding sites are quite many.

Where Malaria Wins

March 24, 2011 - 14:59 -- Patrick Sampao

For most part my colleagues Stella, Kabogo and I are often holed up in Malaria World, Nairobi office digging through hundreds of journals to pick out anything relevant to the “Malaria World”. Over the past weeks we have held discussions of what really happens out there, how is the war against malaria coming along? Are we loosing or winning?

The Green House Phenomenon

January 4, 2011 - 15:16 -- Patrick Sampao

Late last year, I was told of a newly discovered alternative use for mosquito nets that residents from a locality in Muranga, a district in Central Kenya, have embraced.  My informant called it the green house phenomena. I wanted to see the “green houses” for myself before saying much about them. Last weekend I set out to see what that was all about.

Of fish and Mosquitoes

April 12, 2010 - 15:09 -- Patrick Sampao

Mosquito nets may well be considered as one of the most effective interventions of combating malaria during our time. And true to that there has been a considerable drop in malaria cases where Insecticide Treated Nets have been effectively distributed and used.

 

More Reasons for Malaria Elimination in Africa

January 7, 2010 - 09:48 -- Patrick Sampao

No war is harder than when you have to face an enemy who gets a chance to regroup and rearm regulary hence coming back with more vigor each time. This is the kind of warfare Kenya has to encounter with malaria. The country is currently facing more than its fair share of problems with malaria. In recent times the war against malaria in Kenya has been hampered by multiple factors under which the disease reinvents itself.

 

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