Rotarians Against Malaria - Follow up Program
Join us for an update on one of our more popular programs. Find out what Rotarians are doing to fight Malaria.
This program will be held BOTH in person at the EcoTrust building and via Zoom.
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- Steve Baker
Coordinator of the Mosquitero Project Venezuela that has delivered 75,000 LLIN style bed-nets to Venezuela using multiple Rotary Foundation Global Grants. Worked with Freddy Gomez & Patti Urban of the RCKB to deliver 17,250 LLINs in and around Iquitos, Peru.
Born & raised in Toronto, Canada now a dual American/Canadian citizen living in Miami, Florida & Lighthouse Cove, Ontario.
From 2001 to 2006 my wife Peggy & I lived in Caracas, Venezuela. During that time, I spent at least a month each year in the Alto Ventuari region of Amazonas State traveling in the jungle by dugout canoe and by foot. I met and became friends with Grand chief Isaias Rodriguez. Grand Chief Isaias often expressed his concern about how malaria was sickening and killing his people. I promised Isaias that I would work to help fight malaria. I worked with the indigenous people to create a bed-net (mosquitero) designed to work with the hammocks that the indigenous people customarily use for sleeping. Over three years Peggy & I delivered 1000 mosquiteros to the indigenous people of the Ventuari River and its tributaries and a further 1000 mosquiteros to indigenous people of the Caura River basin.