While traveling in Sudan earlier this month, actor George Clooney contracted malaria. He recovered quickly, thanks to access to medicine. Now, George — and Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times — are raising awareness about malaria by taking your questions!
Malaria is still so widespread and lethal partly because it never gets adequate attention — so this seems a chance to try to remedy that. So with your help, we’re going to do both right now. Send in your questions for George and me about malaria, either about his case in particular or about the problem in general — or about why it is that so many still die in places like Sudan of a disease that we know how to eradicate. Read the full article.
Here’s your opportunity to ask a question about Nick and George’s personal experiences with the disease and about malaria itself. You can also share what you already know about life-saving bed nets, and how they’re one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to prevent malaria. Maybe you’d also like to talk about your experiences with Nothing But Nets and how you’ve been helping raise awareness about the issue, how you’re sending nets to save lives! You can submit your questions here.