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2013-06-18 12:30:30

Senator Dan Coats, Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Congressman Gregory Meeks and Novartis honored at Malaria Champions Breakfast WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Malaria No More today announced the recipients of annual awards for distinguished service in the fight against malaria. The three separate awards, which this year are being received by Senator Dan Coats (R-IN), Congressmen Ander Crenshaw (R-04-FL) and Gregory Meeks (D- -NY), and Novartis were presented this...

2012-11-09 08:28:44

$8 Million Raised in Fight Against Malaria NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Malaria No More honored one of its founders, Peter Chernin, for his significant contributions and efforts in the fight against malaria at the 2012 Malaria No More International Honors last night in New York. When Mr. Chernin and Mr. Ray Chambers founded Malaria No More they set out to create a non-profit that brought private sector solutions to a public health crisis. Since its establishment six...

2012-06-07 10:23:46

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Malaria No More Policy Center today announced the recipients of annual awards for distinguished service in the fight against malaria. The three separate awards, which this year are being received by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-01-NE) and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), were presented this morning at the Fourth Annual Malaria Champions Breakfast in Washington,...

2012-03-28 12:11:06

Malaria continues to be a major disease worldwide, but while funding projects are working hard to improve malaria prevention it is difficult to measure how effective these interventions are. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Malaria Journal has used a Lives Saved Tool (LiST) model to show that the increase in funding for the prevention of malaria has prevented 850,000 child deaths in the decade between 2001 and 2010 across Africa. According to the WHO, malaria...

2012-03-19 10:22:14

RICHMOND, Va., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the weather turns warmer, Mosquito Squad, www.MosquitoSquad.com, North America's largest and most trusted mosquito elimination and tick control company, is joining forces with Malaria No More (www.MalariaNoMore.org) to help the organization achieve its goal of ending malaria deaths in Africa. Mosquito Squad, who has committed more than $50,000 to the effort, is mounting a local campaign to underscore the need for mosquito nets in Africa via...

2012-02-21 09:30:00

NetGuarantee is Protecting Half a Million People from Malaria During Peak Season NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NetGuarantee LLC announced today that Mozambique is the first country to have used its innovative finance mechanism to speed the delivery of life-saving mosquito nets to protect people against malaria. In November of 2011, 250,000 nets, delivered with the support of NetGuarantee, arrived in port in Mozambique - months earlier than would have otherwise...

Lancet Study: Malaria Death Rates Higher Than Expected
2012-02-03 11:25:38

A new probe into the perils of malaria has found that 1.2 million people die each year from the disease, 50 percent more than previously thought, and 42 percent of those numbers occur in older children and adults, railroading long-believed assumptions that mainly young children die from the disease. The new research, conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, states that, even so, the number of deaths has fallen drastically due to efforts...

2011-12-01 07:35:00

KOLDING, Denmark, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet A/S announced today that it has introduced a new feature to its corporate website. This new feature has been designed to help support the UN Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to raise funds to combat malaria. Even though it is a preventable disease, malaria claims the life of a child every 45 seconds. Bednets, such as Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets (LLINs), and educating people...

2011-10-26 11:30:00

Dr. David Bowen to Join NGO with Focus on Ending Malaria Deaths by 2015 NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Malaria No More announced today that Dr. David Bowen is joining the organization as its new Chief Executive Officer starting November 28th. Most recently Deputy Director for Global Health Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Bowen brings a broad range of knowledge and expertise to the role. "On behalf of the Malaria No More Board of...