Navigation Links
Photo: United Methodist Church, Partners Launch Life-Saving Campaign in Cote d'Ivoire
Date:11/12/2008

Bed net distribution helps prevent malaria

ALEPE, Cote d'Ivoire, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The people of The United Methodist Church and their partners worldwide helped Cote d'Ivoire's National Program in the Fight against Malaria launch an integrated health campaign November 11 that will vaccinate 3.5 million children in Cote d'Ivoire (formerly Ivory Coast) and blanket the country with bed nets to stop the spread of malaria.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/unitedmethodistcommunications/36018/

Lauded by government and public health officials as the first integrated campaign of its kind in the West African nation, the insecticide-treated bed nets are being distributed as part of a five-day effort targeting children under age five with measles vaccinations, de-worming medication, and vitamin A.

The World Health Organization estimates that there were 242,000 measles deaths globally in 2006.

Additionally, there are more than one million malaria deaths. In Africa, a child dies every 30 seconds from malaria.

"Why are we waiting for a malaria vaccination?" asked Dr. Komla Siamevi, the Cote d'Ivoire WHO representative. "One of the best ways to prevent malaria in children under the age of five and pregnant women is to enable them to sleep under an insecticide treated net."

Bishop Janice Riggle Huie, leader of the Texas Conference, is in Cote d'Ivoire with a 35-member volunteer delegation from Texas helping deliver more than 855,000 long-lasting, insecticide treated nets, purchased through the Nothing But Nets campaign, in five of the 18 designated distribution districts this week. The Texas team raised $1 million to support this effort.

The event is the culmination of two years of coordination by the Texas and Cote d'Ivoire regional conferences of The United Methodist Church, the
'/>"/>

SOURCE United Methodist Communications
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Photo: Tanger Outlet Center Shoppers Nationwide can Choose Pink to Fight Breast Cancer
2. Photo: Kyphon and the X-STOP(R) IPD(R) Procedure to be Featured on American Health Radio on Monday, September 24, 2007
3. Video and Photo: Leading CEOs Launch Alliance With American Red Cross to Strengthen Nations Preparedness for Disasters
4. Video and Photo: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and Ad Council Join NFL to Combat Childhood Obesity
5. Photo: Introducing a New Line of Baby and Toddler Shirts that Can Help Protect Innocent Babies During Flu Season
6. Video and Photo: Tasigna(R) Receives US Approval Providing New Hope to Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Patients With Resistance or Intolerance to Existing Therapies
7. Photo: New York Goes Orange for Pumpkin Festival and Lupus Awareness Month
8. Photo: Scientists Complete Genome Sequence of Fungus Responsible for Dandruff, Skin Disorders
9. Photo: New Data Show Gleevec(R) Halts Progression to Advanced Stages of Life-Threatening Form of Leukemia in Sixth Year of Treatment
10. Photo: Two Men Raising Awareness of HIV/AIDS by Running Minimum of a Marathon a Day from San Francisco to Los Angeles
11. Photo: KFC Colonel Original and Look-a-Like Share Eye Treatment Success Story
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/17/2014)... today in PLOS Pathogens , children who live ... can mount an immune response to infection with malaria ... of high fever and illness and partially control the ... may help researchers develop future interventions that prevent or ... Each year, approximately 200 million cases of malaria occur ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky ... loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers ... in this month,s issue of the International Journal ... associated with better health and well-being as we age, ... the outcomes of individuals whose deficits in compassion put ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... a review published in the April issue of ... Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, says it,s time to ... approach to treating sepsis, which kills millions worldwide ... occurs when molecules released into the bloodstream to fight ... Inflammation is necessary for maintaining good health without ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Northwestern University synthetic biology team has created a ... programmable therapeutics that could travel the body and ... , Engineering cell-based, biological devices that monitor and ... clinical synthetic biology. However, no existing technology enabled ... patient,s physiological state and respond in a customized ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... MAYWOOD, Il. (April 17, 2014) Doctors who ... disease called lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) can face an agonizing ... progression of the disease and help relieve shortness ... lung transplants, and sirolimus can cause potentially fatal ... said pulmonologist Dr. Daniel Dilling, medical director of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2Health News:Building 'smart' cell-based therapies 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 2Health News:Patients with rare lung disease face agonizing treatment dilemma 3
... Companies Will Discuss Recent FDA Advisory Regarding Byetta, ... LLY ) and Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN ... 2008 at 5:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the,recent FDA ... Lilly will be Donald Therasse, M.D., vice president of ...
... they spend billions out of pocket for what they do ... -- Uninsured Americans will spend $30 billion out of pocket ... in 2008, new research shows. , Uncompensated care is ... for by the uninsured or a health insurer. , In ...
... center for Tuesday, August 26, between 2:00 - 2:30 ... abortion., Two Catholic Priests, one Evangelical Pastor among ... Rescue Founder says:, "Obama,s pick of Biden is ... betrayal of his Faith will help mobilize Catholic,clergy and ...
... say bloodletting is the best available option for people ... -- Bloodletting is often dismissed as a primitive form ... the body of bad humors by draining the life-sustaining ... where bloodletting is still the preferred means of treatment. ...
... 25 Borrowing and sharing of,prescription medications is ... of nearly 7,500 women of reproductive age found ... of this population, according to a,report published online ... a,peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ...
... The U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention today announces a new ... physicians and others in avoiding medication errors that may ... sound alike. This "Drug Error Finder" is a searchable ... be involved in medication mix-ups in the U.S. health ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Lilly and Amylin Set Date and Time for Conference Call 2Health News:Uninsured Get Less Health Care Than Insured 2Health News:DNC 'Party Crashers:' Police Arrest 1 Pro-lifer at Black Caucus; Eject Operation Rescue Leader from DNC Interfaith Gathering at Colorado Convention Center 2Health News:For Rare Blood Disorder, Pumping Iron Is the Cure 2Health News:For Rare Blood Disorder, Pumping Iron Is the Cure 3Health News:Trends in Prescription Medication Sharing Among Reproductive-Aged Women Reported in Journal of Women's Health 2Health News:USP announces new tool to help prevent medication mix-ups due to look alike/sound alike drug names 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... novel wearable injector slightly larger than an Oreo cookie may ... prescription drugs in the large doses required to treat a ... and genetic disorders.  An emerging biologic drugs ... to analysts.   Many of these drugs will require a new ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 2014 Dynamic Healthcare Services, Inc. ("DHS"), a portfolio company ... Progressive Home Medical Equipment, Inc. ("Progressive") of Clarion, ... the acquisition were not disclosed. Progressive is ... wide range of sleep, mobility, and respiratory products to customers ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... , Jan. 14, 2014   Oligomerix, Inc. , a ... therapeutics for Alzheimer,s disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders, ... Valhalla, NY as of January ... space at New York Medical College. Oligomerix, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Enable Injections Presents A New Class of Injectors for Drug Delivery at PEPTalk, Drug Delivery Partnership Meetings 2Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 2Dynamic Healthcare Services Completes Progressive Home Medical Equipment of Clarion, PA Investment 3Oligomerix Relocates Corporate Headquarters and Secures Additional Laboratory Space from New York Medical College 2
... Our Buffered Wright-Giemsa Stain is ... contains the fixative, buffer, and ... staining of blood smears. It ... bottle for ease of use ...
Our Wright stain is a dual-use stain for peripheral blood and bone marrow smears. It produces results similar to those of the Giemsa stain with a slightly greater contrast....
Albumin FS for determination of albumin in serum or plasma. For Hitachi 704 / 911. Available with Calibrator: Trucal U and Controls: Trulab N and Trulab P....
ASAT (GOT) FS (IFCC mod). For determination of ASAT (GOT) in serum or plasma. For Hitachi 717. Controls: Trulab N and Trulab P....
Medicine Products: