Did you know that it would only take ONE DAY'S worth of Pentagon funding to provide protection against malaria for every man, woman, and child in Africa for five years? Don't take my word for it - economist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs (author of "The End of Poverty") did the math.
April 25th is World Malaria Day. To help commemorate this day, I decided to share some of the work I have been doing here in Bangladesh that have focused on fighting malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases. Some of this might be a bit familiar (from previous videos) and the rest is either previously unseen or new footage.
For more information on my work in Bangladesh, check out my blog:
For information on Vestergaard-Frandsen and their long-lasting, tear-resistant, dirt-resistant, insecticide treated mosquito net, check out:
My sincerest thanks goes to the staff at Vestergaard-Frandsen (especially their Swiss and Indian branches) for making this possible.
Full Disclosure: Although Vestergaard-Frandsen donated several items for me to distribute to the needy as part of my project, I was neither paid nor required to endorse their projects. I recommend their products without reservation and encourage others to look for charities that distribute products by Vestergaard-Frandsen (such as PermaNet).
For a list of a few charities that do distribute such products, check out this link:
Earth graphics were rendered using Google Earth Pro (trial version) and screen capture software. Why is it that the only version of Google Earth that exports video cost $400? They don't even offer student and/or non-profit discounts. :-(
The music used in this video is "Sad Robot" (non-vocal) by Pornophonique. Pornophonique shares their music under the Creative Commons and is available for a free download here:
This video uses a excerpts from Dr. Jeffrey Sachs's speech at the 2006 Notre Dame Forum. This short excerpt has been used with written permission from the University of Notre Dame's Office of Public Affairs and Communication.
This video is licensed under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license.