Quantcast

Latest Mosquito net Stories

2012-10-01 23:02:50

Global family-entertainment giant and its fabulous WWE® Divas will help spread the buzz about preventing malaria to 115 million social media followers and fans New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2012 The United Nations Foundation´s Nothing But Nets campaign announced an exciting new alliance with WWE at the 2012 Social Good Summit to help spread the buzz about the fight against malaria to WWE fans across social media. At the Social Good Summit this past weekend, UN Foundation Vice...

2012-10-01 12:17:02

University of Notre Dame entomologists are part of a team of researchers that recently discovered a potentially dangerous new malaria-transmitting mosquito. The as yet unnamed, and previously unreported, mosquito breeds in the western areas of Kenya and has an unknown DNA match to any of the existing malaria-transmitting species. The Anopheles species of mosquitoes which transmits malaria in Africa is already widely studied by researchers. It prefers to rest indoors during the day and feed...

Anti-Malaria Garment That Wards Off Bugs
2012-05-08 14:03:10

A Cornell University scientist and designer from Africa have together created a fashionable hooded bodysuit embedded at the molecular level with insecticides for warding off mosquitoes infected with malaria, a disease estimated to kill 655,000 people annually on the continent. Though insecticide-treated nets are commonly used to drive away mosquitoes from African homes, the Cornell prototype garment can be worn throughout the day to provide extra protection and does not dissipate easily...

2012-04-25 11:34:13

Report says there is reason for hope in the fight against malaria and offers new opportunities to improve the marketplace for bed nets The universal coverage campaign for bed nets succeeded in dramatically extending access to these life-saving products, though recent gains may be in jeopardy unless rapid action is taken. Over 560 million long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) are required through 2015 alone to achieve and maintain universal coverage in Africa, at a total global cost...

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...

2012-03-26 23:00:47

Broadway and the NBA join the UN Foundation´s Nothing But Nets campaign to send life-saving bed nets to protect families fleeing conflict and returning home (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Since last June, more than 130,000 refugees–and counting–have entered South Sudan to escape fighting on the border of Sudan. As the situation worsens, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is providing food, water, and shelter. Yet malaria is the leading cause of death among children under five in South...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
Related