Sunday, April 25, 2010

The UN is going to end malaria deaths!!!

Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, has called for the elimination of malaria deaths by the end of 2010 as he marks the first World Malaria Day.

Malaria remains a killer disease, with nearly one million people losing their lives every year.

Eighty five per cent of deaths are children under five years of age.

Most malaria cases occur in Africa but it nevertheless remains a global problem also affecting large parts of Asia and Latin America.

Somehow I doubt they're going to break out the DDT.

Ban called for more bed nets, more malaria clinics, more training for community health workers, and encouragement of research into the disease.

Nets. Yep. That's the way to solve the problem....200 hundred years ago. Or, we could solve it with technology from 100 years ago and spray the walls of homes with a small amount of DDT. It worked in the past, and it'll work just as well today.

You want to stop malaria deaths, then kill the fucking critters who give it to people. Give those people an effective means of protecting themselves from the biological weapons wielding Evil Empire of Insects. ; )

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