Over at the Huffington Post, the University if Chicago health care economist Harold Pollack gets into the spirit of World Malaria Day.
One of the few brights spots these days is that millions of Americans finally realize the importance of global health. Today is world Malaria Day. If you’re reading this, you probably already know that this is a huge killer, particularly of kids in sub-Saharan Africa. I was hoping to party with Brad and Angelina to celebrate the occasion. That probably won’t happen since my daughter has soccer.
Instead, to honor the occasion I am buying bednets for some African kids. You should too. These cost maybe $7 each, and are among the most gloriously cost-effective things you can ever do to save lives and improve health. The charity link is [here.]
This is a great organization.
Oh, buy buy a mosquito net in honor of your actual or hoped-for significant other. The UN Foundation will send him/her a cool email. Your love object wil receive this missive, and believe you are way cooler than you actually are.
As my wife will attest, it works for me. You can see my picture. So this must be working.
Don’t sell yourself short, Harold! And thanks for plugging Nothing But Nets.