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2010-04-27 08:07:00

KOLDING, Denmark, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The fight against malaria has been ongoing for many years, yet every minute a person dies from malaria. On Sunday, April 25, 2010, Bestnet Europe Ltd., in cooperation with partners all over the world, took an active role to lead the fight against deadly mosquito bites. "Hope Is the Light," the hit song, was written and produced in the HIP CAT Studios in Denmark for World Malaria Day by local producers Michael Skouboe and Danny Otto, accompanied...

2010-04-22 15:59:00

NEW YORK, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- "To realize the real impact of investments in our fight against malaria, we must not only maintain current funding levels but actually increase them. If we don't, then the achievements we have made in providing malaria protection will be short lived," said Sunil Mehra, Executive Director of the UK-based Malaria Consortium. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100422/NY91744) Mr. Mehra was co-hosting a reception held at the United Nations last...

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...

2010-04-14 12:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The people of The United Methodist Church will join with partner organizations to distribute 30,000 long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where malaria is a leading cause of death. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/umcom/43496/ (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100414/MM85294) The nets will be distributed to...

2010-01-28 12:25:00

Ashton's Race to 1M Followers + @MalariaNoMore Bring Twitter 2 Africa & Close Malaria Protection Gap in 2 Villages NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social media is creating on-the-ground impact in Africa. Malaria No More announced today the mosquito nets raised during the Ashton vs. CNN Twitter race in April are being distributed to save lives now. A simple tweet that galvanized the Twitter community is helping to provide 89,724 life-saving tools in Senegal. (Photo:...

2010-01-11 13:42:44

A Tanzanian program to supply insecticide treated nets to prevent malaria in pregnant women successfully delivers the intervention to only 30% of women, but simple changes could increase effectiveness, according to an article http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj090268.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. Insecticide treated nets have been shown to reduce childhood mortality by 17% in different areas in Africa, reduce infection with malaria parasites in pregnant women by...

2009-12-11 04:20:00

LUSAKA, Zambia, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Along with the joy of the holiday season comes the usual pressure for families. There are cards to send, cookies to bake, and gifts to wrap. However, one thing most American families don't have to worry this Christmas is finding enough money to protect their children from a life-threatening illness. That's not the case for families like Rachell Chuya and her five children in Zambia. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091211/DC24547)...

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2009-10-01 10:34:19

Insecticide treated mosquito nets reduce the chances of developing life-threatening malaria in Africa, however recent research shows that older children are the least well protected by nets in the community. The research, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health, has found that parents and their young children were much more likely to have malaria nets than older children. "5-19 years olds are a particularly important group for two reasons", said lead researcher Abdisalan M...

2009-09-17 08:04:33

Data shows combined approach of selling bed nets and giving vouchers for subsidized and free nets proves effective, sustainable, replicable In a decade-long initiative to protect millions of families from malaria in sub-Saharan Africa, a U.S. government-funded project helped sell 50 million bed nets in seven countries, crafted a voucher system to allow the poor to receive them for free or partial cost, and created enough incentives for private companies that they invested $88 million to...

2009-09-03 13:51:47

A U.S. study has found the use of insecticide-treated bed nets can substantially reduce the number of malaria-caused infant deaths. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said such treated bed nets were given to nearly 18,000 mothers at prenatal clinics in Democratic Republic of Congo. The study determined the nets prevented an estimated 414 infant deaths from malaria. In addition, the researchers said, the intervention prevented an estimated 587 low birth weight...