It’s been a long time…all talk, no written words. I’m going to give it another try.

So this week, I learned a bit about action. Every profs dream…seeing your students put something from your lecture into action. We’ve been studying vector-borne diseases in my public health course. Malaria is the number 4 cause of childhood deaths, and there are 300-500 million cases every year. Surprisingly, one of the best approaches to preventing disease is a $4.00 mosquito net. One net could protect up to 3 children, but nets aren’t accessible to many people who need them. The cost of a net is tremendous for people who make $1-2 / week… So my students organized and held a fund raiser and purchased nets. Action…transforming words into deeds.

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