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The Buzz And Bite Malaria Prevention Campaign Is In Use In 50 Countries
Date:1/5/2009

The Buzz and Bite Malaria Prevention Campaign has crossed the 50 countries threshold. Over 2,000 tapes and DVD's have been distributed around the world to broadcasters, non-governmental organizations, youth groups, universities, schools and hospitals.

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) January 5, 2009 -- The Buzz and Bite Malaria Prevention Campaign has crossed the 50 countries threshold. Over 2,000 tapes and DVD's have been distributed around the world to broadcasters, non-governmental organizations, youth groups, universities, schools and hospitals.

Major users of the Buzz and Bite Malaria Prevention Campaign include the BUY-A-NET Malaria Prevention Group, UNICEF, the International Federation of the Red Cross, the Canadian Red Cross, NetsForLife, Canada Africa Community Health Alliance and UNESCO offices in several countries.

Responding to requests, Ghana, Jamaica, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria and Uganda have received the most DVDs for use. In addition, hundreds of DVDs have been distributed to schools in Ontario, Canada.

Countries as diverse as Angola and Botswana and Honduras are playing the malaria prevention campaign on national television. A radio station in Ghana became the first radio station in the world to use the material.

Firdaus Kharas, creator of the Buzz and Bite Malaria Prevention Campaign said: "I am very pleased to announce such a rapid take-up of the Buzz and Bite Campaign material in so many countries. I thank each of our users for their co-operation and I salute their efforts to save lives by preventing malaria infections."

In Africa, one child dies every 30 seconds from malaria. Each year, between 350 million and 500 million people are infected with malaria around the world. Even though malaria is preventable and treatable, it currently threatens over 40 per cent of the world's population. The majority of deaths fr
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