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2010-11-05 00:00:39

"Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game." Honored by PR News Nonprofit Awards Washington, DC (Vocus) November 4, 2010 The United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets -- a global, grassroots campaign to end malaria in Africa -- and the National Basketball Association (NBA) won the PR News Nonprofit PR Award for Best Fundraising Campaign for their "Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game." promotion last December. NBA Cares, a founding partner of Nothing But Nets, and HP helped launch the...

2010-11-02 06:35:00

KOLDING, Denmark, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. announced today that a photograph submitted by Dr. Jessie Stone of Soft Power Health has been chosen as the first place winner in Bestnet's 2010 Photo Contest. The winning photograph was taken by professional photographer Christopher Gates Scott while on a volunteer mission with Soft Power Health in Uganda. About Soft Power Health Dr. Stone is a graduate of New York Medical College. She is an MD, professional whitewater...

2010-11-01 08:15:00

KOLDING, Denmark, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. today announced the establishment of a new Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Net (LLIN) sewing and packing facility at Vector Solutions in Mombasa, Kenya. Bestnet believes strongly in investing in the transfer of technology to sub-Saharan Africa and is currently involved in many projects that will allow Netprotect to be manufactured in Africa by Africans for Africans. The new sewing...

2010-10-29 03:03:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from UNICEF at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/CustomLink/CustomLinks.aspx?GUID=a4cf5cbb-6e40-4e7a-97ae-cac35dc1f407&alertid=2223416e-a3f5-4226-b116-51db009f9aa0 UNICEF and its partners distribute 400,000 mosquito nets to over 200,000 Haitian families in the fight against malaria and dengue. Available video includes a narrated news package and b-roll. About thenewsmarket.com thenewsmarket.com delivers free broadcast- and streaming-quality...

2010-09-23 13:26:58

A new technique pioneered at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is improving the detection and monitoring of insecticide resistance in field populations of an important malaria-carrying mosquito. Researchers at LSTM, led by Dr Charles Wondji have developed a new technique which encourages the female Anopheles funestus mosquitoes to lay eggs which are then reared into adult mosquitoes to provide sufficient numbers to determine levels of insecticide resistance and to characterize the...

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...

2010-08-18 13:28:04

In research published this week in PLoS Medicine Stephen Lim and colleagues (University of Washington) systematically estimate the changes in distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) across Africa between 2000 and 2008, and find that several countries have managed to scale up their ITN coverage from near zero to more than 60%. Development assistance for health (DAH) targeted at malaria has increased massively over the past decade, with substantial funds directed towards increasing...

2010-08-18 06:45:00

KOLDING, Denmark, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. today announced the international launch of highly colored, striped Netprotect(R) Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Nets. Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Nets (LLINs) are a vital tool in the combat against malaria, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where LLINs are now in widespread use in malaria reduction and eradication programs. Currently, the majority of LLINs are provided in standard solid white or solid light blue....

2010-07-08 14:19:00

"Every Goal Saves A Life" Campaign Raises $42,000 to Save Lives NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As players and fans across the globe experience the thrill of victory and agony of defeat during the World Cup in South Africa this summer, Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Sports en Espanol are helping families across Africa celebrate a major win against malaria. Launched in August 2008, the "Every Goal Saves a Life" campaign provided a $10 mosquito net for every goal...

2010-05-17 08:09:00

KOLDING, Demark, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. today announced the international launch of Netprotect® A, a new design for mosquito nets that makes using a Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Net easier, especially in homes with living spaces that are not compatible with traditionally designed nets. Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Nets (LLINs) are a vital tool in the combat against malaria. Unfortunately crowded living spaces in sub-Saharan Africa often...