Thursday, 11 February 2010
Water crisis remains a problem in Malawi , with most parts of Blantyre still being rationed .With the rainy season not having brought much water this year,the situation is likely to be worsened in 2010 as most rivers are still dry up to now .
But all is not lost for Malawi; there are people out there who are trying to raise funds to combat water crisis in countries like Malawi .Pump Aid , a leading water charity is calling on 14,000 people to dust off those running shoes and take part in The Dow Live Earth Run for Water London event, which will take place on 18th April 2010.
Live Earth is happening across the world on 18th April 2010 and the London event in Victoria Park will be one of the largest. It is a 6km run/walk charity event followed by a free concert performed by global superstars, to raise awareness and funds to combat the global water crisis.
The Dow Live Earth Run for Water London will take place in Victoria Park on April 18th 2010 at 10am. Entrants will be rewarded with a fantastic free live concert featuring global superstars after the run, and there will also be Water Villages with activities to help raise awareness of the world’s water crisis. The last Live Earth London concert featured artists such as: Madonna, Kasabian, Metallica, Beastie Boys and The Black Eyed Peas; so get signed up and get those running shoes on and be part of this phenomenon that will take place on the 18th April 2010!
The Dow Live Earth Run for Water is the largest solutions-based initiative in history aimed at solving the world's water crisis. The Dow Live Earth Run for Water is a globally-unified day of commitment and awareness that will involve thousands of runners, celebrities, and most importantly, ordinary people who want to make a difference throughout the world.
I have been told by the communication Intern for Pump aid that the funds raised in London by Live Earth London 2010 will benefit Malawi ; let us hope our greedy politicians do not pocket all the money for personal use.
Why am I concerned about water when as an an eye doctor am always busy with blind children and adults?
Blinding Eye diseases like Trachoma shown in the picture are mainly present due lack of water leading unhygienic conditions which cause eye infections that eventually lead to blindness .
So anyone fighting water problem in Malawi is indirectly fighting eye diseases. I plan to attend the concert in London.
Do you want to end WATER POVERTY- then Sign up to the global Dow Live Earth 6K Run for Water on 18th April 2010 for Pump Aid
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Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Today 2nd February I am a year older.I wish myself a happy birthday .
As usual i am out of Blantyre on a field trip within Malawi .
And I can feel that my body is quickly been worn day by day ;
Thanks to the many days spent in the community fighting blindness, at the expense of my health.
I think it is time to retire and give chance to the young ones to continue where I will have left . maybe I can spend more time with my family and lovely daughter
What do you say?