Sunday, May 04, 2008

More on Malaria -- It really is a preventable disease.

One of the places I teach is at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, in the Department of Biomedical Writing. The Chair of Biomedical Writing is Susanna Dodgson and she is an amazing woman -- you can see her talking about her program at Pharmed Out, an independent, publicly funded project that empowers physicians to identify and counter inappropriate pharmaceutical promotion practices, and who we just added to our blogroll.

In addition to teaching and being the department chair, she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Medical Journal of Therapeutics Africa, and she has recently taken on the cause of eradicating malaria. She went on location in Lagos, Nigeria and produced, with the help of faculty and students of the Biomedical Writing program, this great video why malaria should be and continue to be a major world health concern and just how malaria can be prevented:

We had posted earlier about World Malaria Day and Blackout for Malaria on Facebook, but Susanna's video is a reminder that one day isn't enough. Go, Susanna!

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