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2014-01-15 23:00:32

Fionet mobile diagnostic devices and cloud information services contributed to Proyecto Malaria Colombia’s success in evidence-based malaria control. Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 With the help of Fionet—Fio Corporation's cloud-based solution for infectious disease management—Proyecto Malaria Colombia (PMC) received the top 2013 “Malaria Champions of the Americas” award, given annually to organizations demonstrating best practices in malaria prevention and...

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...

2011-04-26 00:00:26

More than half the world's population is at risk of malaria. The disease disproportionately affects the extreme poor and places an immense burden on healthcare systems in developing countries. Nuru International is fighting back against malaria with an innovative approach. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Nuru International promotes the prevention of malaria through a commodity sales-based program lead by community health workers. The Nuru International Healthcare Program, focuses...

2011-04-21 15:34:00

NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With over 247 million cases of malaria occurring annually, NetsforLife® continues to be an innovative global player in the fight against this deadly disease. In commemoration of World Malaria Day 2011: Achieving Progress and Impact, the NetsforLife® program partnership is working to ensure that sustainable gains on both the national and community levels of its malaria prevention approach are maintained...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

The Alliance for Malaria Prevention named Ghana Lead Innovator for long lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LLINs) distribution over the past year. The award recognized Ghana's pioneering role in national door-to-door LLIN distribution. The National Malaria Control Programme worked closely with Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment Project (ProMPT), a program managed by University Research Co., LLC and funded by the US Agency for International Development . Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 14,...

2011-02-23 00:00:41

Pledge Guarantee for Health will help streamline the aid pipeline to get health supplies to countries in record time, saving lives, reducing costs and eliminating waste Washington, DC & Lusaka, Zambia (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Today, more than 800,000anti-malaria bed nets have arrived and been distributed in Zambia three months ahead of schedule and before the peak of the deadly rainy season, thanks to a deal reached by the Government of Zambia, the World Bank, UNICEF, Stanbic...

2010-09-14 08:00:00

Model predicts more good news: with increased funding, another 3 million deaths can be prevented WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report confirms that the current global investment in malaria control is saving lives and that further increases in funding will contribute significantly to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health. Saving Lives with Malaria Control: Counting Down to the Millennium Development Goals - authored by Tulane University, Johns...

2010-04-19 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's most popular sport, soccer, could become the driving force in the fight against malaria 2010. In the lead up to World Malaria Day 2010, United Against Malaria (UAM), a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported partnership of soccer teams, celebrities, global health organizations, governments, corporations and public citizens, is harnessing the power of soccer to unite the malaria community across the globe. As communities...

2009-10-06 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), announced over $10.5 million in grants to seven organizations working in six countries in Africa to extend malaria prevention and control activities in communities most affected by the disease, particularly children under age 5 and pregnant women. The grants were provided through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), an interagency initiative led by USAID...