A few weeks ago, the media was abuzz with the news that George Clooney had contracted malaria while in Sudan. After he recovered, Clooney teamed up with The New York Times columnist Nick Kristof to take questions on malaria to raise awareness about this important issue.
Here’s just one of the many questions asked:
Q: Jeremy Kareken
How helpful are those mosquito net programs?
A: George Clooney
They are extremely effective…they save countless lives.
A: Nick Kristof
Bed net programs seem very effective, especially when the nets are treated with insecticide. The problem tends to be getting the nets to rural areas, and then getting people to use them. The kind of mosquito that carries malaria is normally active only in the evening, when people are in bed, and that’s why the nets work so well.
Read more questions and answers here. And a big thank you to George Clooney and Nick Kristof for taking the time to call attention to malaria and the global movement to end malaria!