Monday
July 17
2017

BASF unveils new mosquito net in battle against malaria

A new mosquito net made by German chemicals company BASF has been given an interim recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO), containing a new class of insecticide that the company hopes will aid the fight against malaria.

Death rates from malaria have dropped by 60 percent since 2000, according to the WHO, but attempts to end one of the world’s deadliest diseases – which kills around 430,000 people a year – are under threat as mosquitoes become increasingly resistant to measures such as insecticide-treated bed nets and anti-malarial drugs.

Source: Reuters (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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global health, healthcare, healthcare innovation, malaria, WHO