Surf Aid: Helping eradicate malaria in the Mentawai’s

by Nick on May 19, 2007

by Nick | May 19th, 2007  

lagundi bay niasMalaria is one of the world’s biggest killers and one of the worst strains of malaria is prevalent in the Mentawai islands, off of Sumatra. Having spent 10 days in the Mentawai jungle and another week in Nias, an island to the south, I must say the mosquitoes were not a problem. Little did I realize there is a terrible human loss each year to malaria in the area.

SurfAid International is a charity run by a Kiwi, that harnesses the surfing community, to help fund basic malaria prevention and other health education work in the Mentawai’s. Yahoo! talks about the work SurfAid did after the Asian tsunami.

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Jacob July 11, 2007 at 9:22 am
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SurfAid is a remarkable organisation giving back to the people, as a thankyou for allowing us to surf the pristine ways along the coastline. It is great to see them in action, and know that they are saving lives everyday.

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