Early to bed-net

The report criticises campaigners’ fixation with bed nets. As African volunteer Helder Da Costa says: “It’s the west’s ban on DDT that has killed people and is killing people. Telling the truth would be a start and boat loads of DDT not bed nets would make a huge impact.” Ben Hoyte explains further: “When I was a kid in Barbados I had to go to bed early under a net until they started spraying, now I don’t have to spend half my life in bed and I don’t see why anyone else should have to either.”

Recommended Links:

  • The video entitled “The story of a Bed Net” on The Tony Blair Faith Foundation website made volunteers angry and want to respond – watch the video here
  • Article by Ceri Dingle: The great malarial bed-net swindle