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2009-06-15 07:46:00

With his high profile annual bash taking place on July 4th, Diddy brings the family together and puts the WHITE PARTY in red, white, and blue while raising awareness for Malaria No More NEW YORK, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sean "Diddy" Combs announces today that he will host his infamous White Party in Los Angeles on July 4th this year with the theme of "We are Family." Complete with white carpet entrance and all of the VIP treatment for which he has become famous, celebrities, friends, and...

2009-04-16 11:22:00

RICHMOND, Va., April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An African child dies every 30 seconds from this same disease; nearly a half billion people become ill because of it. About 1 million children under the age of 5 die each year from malaria -- a disease that is entirely preventable. As World Malaria Day approaches April 25, Christian Children's Fund Senior Program Health Specialist David Shanklin stresses the importance of education about the disease. "Education is the foundation for...

2009-02-02 15:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mark Green, recent U.S. Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania, joins Malaria No More as the new Managing Director of the Malaria No More Policy Center in Washington, DC, the non-profit organization announced today. Green brings unparalleled experience and insight into the fight against malaria in Africa to his new role at the Policy Center, where he will shape Malaria No More's advocacy work to engage policymakers in the race to save lives...

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2008-11-19 09:30:00

The use of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) to protect children from malaria has risen six-fold in the past seven years, according to research funded by the Wellcome Trust. Despite this success, however, 90 million children still do not have access to this simple protective tool, and remain at risk from the life-threatening disease. Malaria kills nearly a million people in Africa every year. For over 15 years it has been known that sleeping under a net treated with an insecticide can...

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2008-09-22 09:30:00

A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday in Abuja, Nigeria's capital, said the global burden of malaria remains enormous. The report noted that access to malaria control interventions, especially bed nets in Africa, increased sharply between 2004 and 2006, according to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday. The report cited WHO as saying that dramatic increases in funding and intense momentum toward reducing the malaria burden in recent years, there is a...

2008-09-22 06:00:08

BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group, a Kingston-based charitable organization and the Ottawa-based Buzz and Bite Malaria Prevention Campaign have agreed to co-operate on educating Canadian school children about the transmission and prevention of malaria. As part of the annual "November for Nets" campaign, BUY-A-NET will distribute DVDs of the Buzz and Bite Campaign throughout the Canadian education system. In addition, the BUY-A-NET organization will receive and distribute DVDs of The Buzz...

2008-09-19 09:00:08

Global burden of malaria control remains enormous, says WHO GENEVA, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The global burden of malaria control remains enormous as many countries still lack sufficient resources to tackle the disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday. Worldwide 247 million people were infected with malaria in 2006, and 881,000 died of the disease in the same year, the UN agency said in its World Malaria Report 2008. In Africa only 125 million people were protected by...

2008-08-28 15:00:47

Exodus Film Group, Malaria.com, and the Against Malaria Foundation today announced their partnership to help rid the world of the disease with the help of Igor, the title character in Exodus' upcoming animated feature "Igor" opening nationwide on September 19 distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. In the movie, Igor lives in the fictional land of Malaria and ends up unwittingly eradicating evil from his world and changing his life. Expanding on this concept, the partnership utilizes the...

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2008-02-18 15:20:00

On a visit to Tanzania today, President Bush took part in a new international effort to prevent malaria in children of the east African nation. The visit is part of the president's six-day trip through five African nations.In Tanzania, the president handed out bed nets and embraced children during a tour of Meru District Hospital in the rural northern part of the country. "It is unacceptable to people here in Africa, who see their families devastated and economies crippled. It is...

2005-11-23 15:32:55

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Certain children are more attractive targets than others for malaria-carrying mosquitoes, accounting for most new infections of the disease that kills about 2 million people each year, scientists said on Wednesday. They estimate that 80 percent of infections are concentrated in just one fifth of the population, who should be the focus of public health efforts to control the illness. "Twenty percent of people receive 80 percent of all...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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