"We have eradicated the anopheles mosquito and the tsetse fly..." (Isaac Asimov, The Evitable Conflict).
Calling all geeks, everywhere. All sci-fi, fantasy and gaming geeks; all science and technology geeks; all music, cinema, and drama geeks; and all geeks of any other stamp that aren't afraid of the name. You're the keepers of our dreams, and of our obsessions, but right now, we need your financial support.
You see, not everyone gets a chance to join you in geekhood. And one of the many factors that stops some people from joining you is malaria - by killing people in childhood, and by keeping people anaemic and in poverty, it's killing and suppressing potential future dreamers and shakers of the world.
You have a chance to help change this.
You can help bring us closer to Asimov's vision.
You can help turn science fiction into science fact.
You can help save the lives of millions across the world.
And all this for just $5 per net.
These nets will protect children and pregnant women, helping them to sleep in peace and stay free of malaria and other vector-borne diseases. It has been shown that every twenty nets ($100) save the life of a child. As one of our most key interventions, alongside indoor residual spraying, testing, treatment, and prophylaxis, they have the potential to make this disease much rarer than it is today, and perhaps even move us to a point where we can seriously contemplate eradication, ending this scourge for good. Isn't that worth more than yet more geek paraphenalia?
Stand up for geek pride. Save a child's life. Frustrate mosquitos. Donate to Geekdom Against Malaria today!
Participants: Paddy, Felixaar