Uniting to Fight Malaria Around the World
...t Bush at the White House.
In addition to supporting the distribution of mosquito nets, the
American Red Cross is working with volunteers from the malagasy
to educate recipients about properly hanging and caring for their nets.
These "hang-up/keep-up" campaigns increase the use of nets, which is...
Government of Madagascar and Coalition of Global Partners Launch Measles and Malaria Prevention Campaign
... to the campaign, health workers and trained volunteers, including
from the malagasy
Red Cross Society, will inform families about the
importance of vaccination..., the International Federation of Red Cross and Red
Crescent Societies; the malagasy
Red Cross; Malaria No More; the Measles
Initiative; Population Services Int...
Malaria No More and Sumitomo Chemical Help Protect 1.4 Million Kids from Malaria
...umitomo Chemical have teamed up to contribute to the distribution of 1.4
million bed nets to children in Madagascar between October 22-29. Led by the malagasy
government, the campaign will ensure that virtually
every child aged six months to five years old receives a bed net. Sumitomo
Chemical donated 110,00...
Ancient DNA confirms single origin of Malagasy primates
Yale biologists have managed to extract and analyze DNA from giant, extinct lemurs, according to a Yale study published in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Radiocarbon dating of the bones and teeth from which the DNA was obtained reveal that each of the indiv...
New population of highly threatened greater bamboo lemur found in Madagascar
...ts believed but were unable to prove that greater bamboo lemurs ( Prolemur simus ) lived in the Torotorofotsy area. A collaborative effort between the malagasy
non-government organization MITSINJO and the Henry Doorly Zoo in the United States supported by the Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation and Conservat...
Lost in the supermarket?
...ems (rice, meat, tomatoes) from the newer supermarket chains to a sample of malagasy
shoppers. The respondents overwhelmingly agreed that the multinational chai...retail chains are 40%-90% higher than those in traditional retail markets." malagasy
shoppers were not willing to pay the high prices. Minten finds that the loc...
Climate change hastens extinction in Madagascar's reptiles and amphibians
... in April used the distribution of 2,300 species of animals to map the areas of this island nation that provide adequate habitat for all species. "The malagasy
government is creating important new reserves and protecting forests. Sadly, however, with a phenomenon like global warming, species will move upslope...
New genus of self-destructive palm found in Madagascar
...as going to be an extremely exciting discovery and I just couldnt wait to examine specimens in detail.
When material of the palm collected by Johns malagasy
student Mijoro Rakotoarinivo finally reached the Herbarium at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the details of the flowers and inflorescence branches imm...
Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar resisting damage from climate change
...e findings, combined with results of a similar survey in 2002 along northwest Madagascar's coast, increased to 829 the total number of fish species in malagasy
waters. The two Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) expeditions also recorded the highest coral diversity of the western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea, maki...