Navigation Links
Blog Contest Offers Graduate Students the Chance to Win a Trip to Zambia

Malaria No More and Novartis Host Contest in U.S. and Six Other Countries

NEW YORK, May 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Three students will win a trip to Africa through the social media contest "World Briefing: Telling the Malaria Story" co-sponsored by Malaria No More and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The contest is open to graduate students in the United States, Ecuador, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Philippines and Venezuela via the contest Web site

It is easy for graduate students to enter the contest. Requirements include a 500-word blog post focused on malaria and how their generation can make progress in the fight against this deadly disease, as well as a 140-character sentence (the length of a Twitter update) on why they should win. Students must submit contest applications to by 11:59 PM EST on Monday, May 31, 2010, to be considered to win a trip to Zambia.

The three winners will be announced during the week of June 28, 2010 and will travel with the Novartis team to Zambia in October 2010. Zambia has reduced malaria deaths by 66% in recent years, offering students an excellent opportunity to study how African countries are defeating malaria in their homes, communities and hospitals through the use of lifesaving prevention and treatment tools. In Zambia, the students will learn about current efforts underway to control malaria, travel to local clinics as well as meet with physicians, healthcare workers, patients, and leaders from the Novartis Malaria Initiatives team and Malaria No More. Throughout the trip, the winners will blog live about their experiences, and post updates on Facebook and Twitter.

From June 12 to June 26, 2010, the top six submissions – two from each region – will be posted to the Malaria No More contest Web site,, for the public to read and vote for their favorite entries. Expert judges from across the globe will also help determine the three winners. Please see information on all judges and contest guidelines at

About Malaria No More

Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths in Africa—and we're helping the world get it done. Malaria No More leverages high-impact communications to engage the world, global advocacy to rally leadership and strategic investments to accelerate progress. For more information, visit, read our Buzzwords blog, fan our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.

About Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Novartis provides healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies. Focused solely on healthcare, Novartis offers a diversified portfolio to best meet these needs: innovative medicines, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals, preventive vaccines, diagnostic tools and consumer health products. Novartis is the only company with leading positions in these areas. In 2009, the Group's continuing operations achieved net sales of USD 44.3 billion, while approximately USD 7.5 billion was invested in R&D activities throughout the Group. Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis Group companies employ approximately 100,000 full-time-equivalent associates and operate in more than 140 countries around the world. For more information, please visit

CONTACT: Erica Lichtenberger, +1-212-710-5891 or +1-917-892-5962,

SOURCE Malaria No More
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. National Expressions of Courage Art Contest Unveils Stories of Inspiration
2. Amoena and Young Survival Coalition Celebrate Breast Cancer Survivors With Contest and Cruise
3. Bayer Express Your Simple Win Creativity Contest Grand Prize Winners Announced
4. RediClinic Offers Affordable New Plan Clinically Shown to Double a Persons Chance to Stop Smoking
5. Spine Institute of Louisiana Offers Cervical Spine Motion Preservation as an Alternative to Fusion Surgery
6. CVS/pharmacy Offers Flu Vaccinations in Over 4,000 Stores
7. Spit for the Cure Offers Unique Opportunity for Women to Participate in Breast Cancer Research
8. Concentra Offers Flu Vaccines to Keep America Working
9. New Report by Pediatricians Finds Gaps in Preparing to Protect Kids From Pandemic Flu, Offers Recommendations
10. UPDATE: New Report by Pediatricians Finds Gaps in Preparing to Protect Kids From Pandemic Flu, Offers Recommendations
11. New UNAIDS Report Offers Encouraging News, But Most HIV-Positive Mothers Still Not Getting the Care & Treatment They Need
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... 26, 2015 ... "Radioimmunoassay Market by Type (Reagents & ... Academics, Clinical Diagnostic Labs), Application (Research, Clinical ... 2020" report to their offering. ... addition of the "Radioimmunoassay Market by ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  The American Academy ... Gynecologists (ACOG), and the March of Dimes cheered ... Protecting Our Infants Act of 2015 (S.799), ... of newborns born exposed to drugs, such as ... bill,s introduction, all three organizations have worked together ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015  Henry Schein, Inc., the world,s largest ... dental, medical and animal health practitioners, will unveil at ... Henry Schein ConnectDental® Pavilion , which brings together for ... solutions designed to help any practice or laboratory enter ... for a schedule of experts appearing at the Pavilion. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A simply groundbreaking television series, "Voices in ... that delves into an array of issues that are presently affecting Americans. Dedicated to ... dialogue, this show is changing the subjects consumers focus on, one episode at a ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The ... and prominent nonprofit healthcare organizations in the country. They have overseen financial turnarounds, ... and helped advance the healthcare industry as a whole through their advocacy and ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Patients at Serenity Point Recovery, ... together on Thanksgiving Day to share the things that they are most grateful ... Point YouTube channel, patients displayed what they wrote on index cards, describing the ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... of workshops to discuss bioavailability and the need to integrate dose form selection ... in collaboration with OBN, the membership organization supporting and bringing together the UK’s ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 26, 2015 ... ... users a new set of retro-fused, self-animating trailer titles with ProTrailer: Vintage. This ... style options. These classically-influenced trailer titles work with any font, giving users limitless ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):