Thursday, February 05, 2009

Who Needs Powerpoint When You've Got Insects?

Last night at TED2009 (Technology, Entertainment, and Design Conference), Bill Gates left a lasting impression on his audience with his presentation on malaria. To emphasize the importance of raising funds to create a vaccine and eradicate this disease, he released a jar of mosquitoes out into the crowd. Although these insects were not infected, malaria is usually spread by mosquito bites, affecting hundreds of millions of people mostly in Africa and Asia. The philanthropist hoped to educate his audience and raise awareness about one of the major struggles that people experience in impoverished countries.
Source: MSNBC