Med Students Fight Malaria with Mosquito Nets

1 decade 2 years 7 months ago Friday, February 23 2007 Feb 23, 2007 Friday, February 23, 2007 2:22:25 PM CST February 23, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS - Two medical students at Saint Louis University are trying to save lives, one mosquito net at a time. Andy Sherman and Jesse Matthews are running an organization called NetLife to distribute mosquito nets in Africa to fight malaria. The 29-year-old Sherman from North Dakota worked in Senegal as a Peace Corps volunteer. People there were dying of malaria, though mosquito nets over their beds can help prevent the disease, which is carried by the insects. He and 27-year-old Matthews from Washington state went to Africa once already to distribute the nets bought through their non-profit. They hope to return this summer for ten weeks to give out the nets in rural villages.

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