I’ve just had a comment from Althea at Tukae that their Malaria project has raised £2,000 of the proposed £5,000 so far. They are raising the money to establish a clinical officer and technician to work at the health post and provide treatment for Malaria for all local children under thirteen.

Malaria is a dreadful disease that affects most of sub saharan Africa and has been described by Bill Gates as ‘the worst thing on the planet’. He has put his money where his mouth is and is contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to malaria research. Although clinical trials of a vaccine have started in Tanzania, an effective vaccine is a long way away, meanwhile, the only means of controlling the spread of this epidemic is to provide suitable treatment. This means drugs which cost money. Which brings me back to the project – they have a just giving page here and anyone can donate.