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2011-09-07 12:08:46

The most comprehensive analysis to date shows as bed net distribution efforts have rapidly scaled up in sub-Saharan Africa deaths from malaria have declined significantly Children who live in households that own at least one insecticide-treated bed net are less likely to be infected with malaria and less likely to die from the disease, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. The new study, "Net benefits: a...

2011-09-07 11:14:13

In several sub-Saharan African countries, the rapid, widespread implementation of insecticide treated nets (often referred to as ITNs–which can prevent malaria by protecting those sleeping under them from the bites of night-flying, malaria parasite-carrying mosquitoes) has been accompanied by significant reductions in child deaths, real life findings that reflect the results of clinical trials and support continued efforts to scale-up and maintain ITN coverage in sub-Saharan Africa....

2011-08-25 21:11:16

The incidence of malaria in many African countries south of the Sahara is falling rapidly. A Danish-Tanzanian research group has discovered that the mosquito carrying the malaria parasite has practically disappeared from villages without organized mosquito control, and the researchers do not know why. There are several hypotheses but without proper data they cannot say whether malaria is being eradicated or whether it is just resting up before returning with renewed vigour. "Many of our...

2011-06-21 00:00:29

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 20, 2011 Updated 6 p.m. The United Nations Foundation announced today the appointment of Chris Helfrich as Director of its Nothing But Nets campaign"”a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria. Mr. Helfrich brings ten years of fundraising and advocacy experience to the role. There are more than 200 million cases of malaria every year, and in Africa a child dies every 45 seconds from the disease, which is easily prevented through...

2011-04-28 06:00:00

NEW YORK, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, as a follow up to World Malaria Day, PSI Global Ambassador Mandy Moore and ABC News' Be the Change: Save a Life are co-hosting an on-line essay contest, asking others to share stories of what inspires them to take action in global health. Selected essays will be highlighted on ABC News' SaveOne.net and Moore's personal blog. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-04-27 15:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA is hosting its Second Annual Malaria Conference to highlight its commitment to combating and preventing the spread of malaria in high-risk areas of Mali. IRUSA plans to lead projects during the next two years in Mali that will help more than 10,000 people receive treatment or the necessary tools to prevent contracting the disease. For years, IRUSA, working with local partners in areas of Bamako and Ouelessebougou in...

2011-04-27 06:50:00

KOLDING, Denmark, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. has announced the successful completion of their weeklong campaign to educate hundreds of children on five continents that sleeping under Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets can save lives. In recognition of World Malaria Day, the program was presented on five continents: by Bestnet agents in DRC, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Pakistan, and Ecuador; and also in schools in the US...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

Actress and Singer Mandy Moore and NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo join United Nations Leaders to send the message that "Everyone can be a Champion in the Fight Against Malaria" United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign launches Dynamic Public Service Announcement at Crossroads of the Globe on World Malaria Day New York, NY (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Today, as people all over the globe commemorate World Malaria Day, the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign debuted a...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

Champions in the fight against malaria include George W. Bush, Mandy Moore and Ted Turner New York, NY (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Today, The United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign is marking World Malaria Day with a series of activities in New York to highlight a few of the thousands of Champions in the fight against malaria. Actress Mandy Moore and NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo will join fellow Champions to kick off the day by launching a dynamic public service announcement to...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.