An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Sunday, February 8, 2009

INDONESIA: Building a bridge to eliminate malaria

IRIN,  (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)

NGRECO, 8 February 2009 (IRIN) - Like most remote villages in Indonesia, Ngreco, tucked away in the mountains of Pacitan District in East Java Province, suffers from a high incidence of malaria.


A new bridge in Ngreco village, East Java Province, has helped reduce incidences of malaria

The village’s remote location means residents are inaccessible to district health workers, and have little access to health care services. In eastern Indonesia, where malaria is endemic, malaria rates are usually 20-30 percent, but at one point in Ngreco it reached 80 percent. 

In 2006, a US$25,000 grant from the local government allowed the 5,400 inhabitants to build a much-needed concrete bridge to replace the precarious, hanging bridge that they had been forced to use until then. The money was not enough, but the villagers knew they needed the bridge, and so they decided to contribute their time and resources to make up the difference. 

"Villagers worked in shifts,” said Wasi Prayitno, head of the task force that carried out the project in Pacitan. "Thirty people worked each day for three months until the bridge was completed." They were paid 50-70 percent of their normal wages. 

Bridge allows access by health workers 

Haryono, the village head, enumerated the benefits they have reaped from the bridge: cheaper prices for the goods they purchase, higher selling prices for their produce, easier access to schools and hospitals, and, he emphasised, a drastically reduced malaria incidence of just 20 percent. 

Before, health extension workers could not get in. The sick had to be carried out by villagers on stretchers.

In a country where, according to the World Health Organization, nearly half the population or more than 90 million people live in malaria endemic areas, Ngreco's experience shows that the government's goal of eliminating the mosquito-borne disease by 2030 is not impossible. Both government and private malaria experts told IRIN that reducing isolation is a critical factor in achieving this goal. 

Dave Jenkins, director of SurfAid International in Indonesia, which runs an anti-malaria programme covering more than 200 villages in Mentawai Islands, eastern Indonesia, said that while incidents of malaria fluctuate based on a number of variables, such as weather, "access [by health workers] is one of the critical success factors". 

"Isolation is a huge issue," he told IRIN. "It's the reason there's a high incidence in remote areas." 

The Ministry of Health agrees. "Indonesia has a strong health infrastructure. We have specific malaria control units in districts. We recruit women volunteers and train them in malaria control," said Rita Kusriastuti, the ministry's director of vector-borne diseases. "But our volunteers can't conduct spraying and distribute bed nets if they can't access the villages." 

“Behaviour change is key” 

She added that Indonesia was currently on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals of halting and beginning to reverse the incidence of malaria by 2015. "In Java and Bali, the incidence is now just 0.2 percent," she said. 

Jenkins warns, though, that not too much credit should be given to any single factor, and that an effective malaria control programme should have a mix of interventions. "In Mentawai, we have seen very significant reductions and very strong downward trends, but not all this is due to our interventions. There are natural fluctuations in malaria incidence. Behavior change is key," he said. "You can't just go into a village and dump bed nets. You have to educate people in using them." 

WHO said that in 2000, only about 0.2 percent of children slept under an insecticide-treated bed net. "Once people use bed nets, that's definitely an indicator of success," Jenkins said.

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