About two years ago i met a friend who introduced me to the Bahai Faith, before then i had been a dormant Presbytarian. The ideals of the Bahai Faith have had so much impact in my life as a person. Anyhoo i came across this article, thought i would share it with you all.
Patrick Sampao's blog
No sane African, with due knowledge of history, should try to eradicate Mosquitoes and Malaria, unless they have a sound alternative to defend the continent.
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.
"If you walk over a paddle of water barefoot, the malaria virus and bacteria will get in through the soles of your feet and spread to the rest of the body
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?
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.
After a long stint, I finally managed to go home for a visit last weekend. Its been raining in Nairobi over the last few days so there are puddles of water here and there and my home is no exception. You already know am going to talk about mosquitoes and malaria well yes I am.
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.
This topic has had its fair share of debates in many malaria forums. However it has always remained as a case of the chicken and egg, one thing is however clear about the phenomena, that the two share one thing in common, that both of them thrive within each other.
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.