Navigation Links
World Vision Malaria Experts Available for Comment as World Malaria Day Approaches April 25
Date:4/16/2010

With World Malaria Day on April 25 and mere months left to meet the global 2010 targets in the fight against the disease, World Vision’s End Malaria campaign is leading a summit of concerned citizens and public health specialists from the U.S. and Zambia to press American congressional leaders to keep investing in programs that are saving the lives of children and mothers worldwide.

(PRWEB) April 16, 2010 -- With mere months left to meet the global 2010 targets in the fight against malaria, World Vision's End Malaria campaign is leading a summit of concerned citizens and public health specialists on Capitol Hill to press American congressional leaders to hold up their commitments to anti-malaria programs that are saving the lives of children and mothers worldwide.

Although it is preventable and treatable with low-cost measures, malaria kills more than 2,000 children under the age of five each day, making it a leading cause of childhood death. It infects an estimated 250 million individuals a year, causing billions of dollars worth of lost economic and educational productivity across hard-hit countries, particularly in Africa.

World Vision works in 62 malaria-endemic countries and is experienced in providing malaria prevention and treatment solutions in vulnerable communities through the support of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and its own End Malaria campaign.

These malaria control experts will be in Washington, D.C. the week of April 19 and available for interviews:

Batuke Walusiku, World Vision Zambia
Walusiku has most recently served as Chief of Party for RAPIDS (Reaching HIV and AIDS Affected People with Integrated Development and Support), a World Vision-led consortium in Zambia including CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, Expanded Church Response, The Salvation Army and Africare. She has been supervising Malaria and HIV and AIDS initiatives in Zambia including community distribution of 485,000 insecticide treated bednets (ITNs), funded by the U.S. government through PEPFAR, private corporations and foundations in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Health’s National Malaria Control Center.

Craig Jaggers, Policy Adviser for Global Health, World Vision U.S.
Jaggers, MPH, counsels senior leadership on health policies, analyzes and promotes initiatives that impact the health and well-being of children worldwide, and advocates with senior U.S. government officials on related matters. Prior to joining World Vision, he advised U.S. Senator Evan Bayh on health and social policy, and provided research and analysis for nutrition and HIV/AIDS programs for the Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project. He has worked in Ethiopia, Egypt and Switzerland, and holds an MPH with a concentration in global health policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. in biology from Taylor University.

Dr. Mark Maire, Senior Health Specialist for Infectious Disease, World Vision U.S.
Maire has served as a Senior Technical Advisor at USAID/Zambia for the Presidential Malaria Initiative, providing leadership and oversight in the implementation of malaria activities, and as a fellow with the Johns Hopkins Health and Child Survival program. His has also previously worked in Bolivia and Indonesia. He holds a D.O. from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/04/prweb3883594.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. World's First GSM-Enabled Scale Gets Set for Launch to Help in Weight Loss
2. Worldwide Sales in March Increase Dramatically At Tahitian Noni International
3. World's First Mobile Application for Alzheimer's Disease Risk Assessment
4. Community research guidelines set stage for real world scholarship
5. Optovue Announces Formation of the EYE-GIVE Foundation for World-Wide Eye Care Philanthropy Activity
6. Recognizing the Most Brilliant Physicians, The Leading Physicians of the World, will Showcase the Biographies of this Year's Top Orthopedic Surgeons
7. Why we need a world social health insurance
8. European collaboration seeks to create World Wide Web for robots
9. VisionQwest Global Group Signs Distribution Agreement with Creative Trade World, Inc.
10. United Nations Foundation Statement in Honor of World Health Day
11. Human Touch Massage Chairs Receive Exclusive Endorsement from World Federation of Chiropractic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
World Vision Malaria Experts Available for Comment as World Malaria Day Approaches April 25
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, ... lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an ... and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of ... Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of ... taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning ... Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing franchisors and operators ... location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in January of 2018. ... in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to serve both Covington ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( https://isocomforter.com ), one of the Nation’s ... design of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and full ... while using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/5/2017)... ROSEMONT, Ill. , Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) ... than opioids – to be used as a ... post-surgical pain. ... relationship, the AAOMS White Paper "Opioid Prescribing: Acute ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... OBP Medical , a leading ... today announced regulatory approval from Brazil,s ... Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)) to market ... with integrated LED light source and smoke evacuation ... of a tissue pocket or cavity during surgical ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, ... formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics ... new brand, which included the unveiling of new signage ... , as well as at a few other company-owned ... new brand to patients, some of whom will begin ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: