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Cyprus Geocoin 1st Edition JCI Lemesos (Cyprus) Fight Against Malaria

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Sunday, 28 October 2012
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In Der Fluch von Emely Rose

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Travel around the World promoting the Fight Against Malaria. One of the UN Millenium Goals in partner with JCI and UN Foundation.

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JCI Lemesos (Cyprus) Fights Malaria

JCI joins the battle to fight malaria in Africa
Malaria kills one child under the age of five every 30 seconds.

In the poorest parts of the world, where effective window screens are lacking, insecticide-treated bed nets are arguably the most cost-effective way to prevent malaria transmission. One bed net costs just $10 (€8) to buy and deliver to individuals in need. One bed net can safely last a family for about four years, thanks to a long-lasting insecticide woven into the net fabric.

Studies show that use of insecticide-treated bed nets can reduce transmission as much as 90% in areas with high coverage rates.
Bed nets prevent malaria transmission by creating a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of transmissions occur. The African malaria mosquitoes generally bite late at night or early morning, between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. A bed net is usually hung above the center of a bed or sleeping space so that it completely covers the sleeping person. A net treated with insecticide offers about twice the protection of an untreated net and can reduce the number of mosquitoes that enter the house and the overall number of mosquitoes in the area.
Currently, nets are treated with pyrethroid insecticides. These insecticides have very low levels of toxicity to humans, but are highly toxic to insects. By repelling the mosquitoes, a bed net can protect other people in the room outside the net. When enough nets are used in an area, the insecticide used in the net fabric makes entire communities safer even for those individuals who don’t have nets.

Learn more about how Malaria Kills and how you can help by visiting:

This Geocoin first placed in a Cache by JCI Lemesos (Cyprus) during a JCI Lemesos Geocaching event organised in the Platres region of Cyprus on the 28th OCT 2012.
Please try to keep this Geocoin moving and promote the Fight against Malaria.

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Write note 06/17/2013 baerbel0908 posted a note for it   Visit Log

Not seen in "Der Fluch von Emely Rose". Sorry.

Dropped Off 06/12/2013 Trululu placed it in Der Fluch von Emely Rose Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 4.45 miles  Visit Log

Viel Spaß auf der weiteren Reise

Discovered It 06/11/2013 kemiba discovered it   Visit Log


Discovered It 06/09/2013 Blondy95 discovered it   Visit Log

Gesehen ju hu

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/09/2013 Trululu retrieved it from Rätselspaß in Lippramsdorf 3 Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany   Visit Log

Werde ihn mit nehmen

Discovered It 06/09/2013 BifiSalami discovered it   Visit Log

Hab ihn gefunden

Dropped Off 06/08/2013 Heiko G. placed it in Rätselspaß in Lippramsdorf 3 Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany - 3,117.49 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 05/26/2013 Heiko G. retrieved it from ABU DHABI INT'L AIRPORT United Arab Emirates   Visit Log

Täler it and bring him to Germany.

Discovered It 05/15/2013 Rielinger discovered it   Visit Log

See this nice coin in the ABU DHABI INT'L AIRPORT TB RESORT & SPA.

Dropped Off 05/14/2013 Buckshaw Cowboys placed it in ABU DHABI INT'L AIRPORT United Arab Emirates   Visit Log
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