Peter: I chose to sit on the roof of the mini-bus as we drove between villages [distributing bed nets]. Fortunately most of the distribution was done without it raining. (click to enlarge) courtesy Peter Gostelow, SOURCE
Bales of bed nets were loaded into a mini-bus at the start of each day and driven, along with the team of distributors, to one of the villages within the chiefdom. (click to enlarge) Image by Peter Gostelow, SOURCE
Before visiting each house within the village, people would gather together to be instructed on how to use and maintain their bed nets. (click to enlarge) Image by Peter Gostelow, SOURCE
Once the insecticide-treated nets were given to families they were hung up so as to allow them to ventilate. What matters is whether the nets are used in the long-term. (click to enlarge) Image by Peter Gostelow, SOURCE
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Peter has been out on the road from London to Cape Town through Africa for a year now. He is currently in Liberia where the food prices are very high. When he was in Sierra Leone he helped handed out mosquito bed nets as malaria kills millions of people in Africa. LiberiaPeter spent some time in Monrovia the capital of Liberia. He said most foodstuffs are far more expensive than in supermarkets back home in the UK, because almost everything is of course imported and then heavily taxed.The cashier seemed surprised when I...