Bem-vindo ao Brasil! Welcome to São Paulo, the site of the 106th Rotary International Convention. This bustling metropolis is the perfect venue for our biggest event of the year. Like the city itself, the São Paulo convention brings together people from around the world who are eager to celebrate and share their diverse backgrounds. Plan now to attend.
Promotion video here.
Report to the Annual General Meeting of Rotarians Eliminating Malaria a Rotarian Action Group
by C.E.O & Chairman Brian Stoyel
Rotary International Convention Sydney June 2014
My sincere apologies for not being with you this year, family commitments made the journey impossible but I know full well being in the very capable hands of the REMaRAG team this will be another successful year.
Malaria 'spreading to new altitudes'.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread to higher altitudes, a study suggests.
Researchers have found that people living in the highlands of Africa and South America are at an increased risk of catching the mosquito-borne disease during hotter years.
They believe that temperature rises in the future could result in millions of additional cases in some areas.
The research is published in the journal Science.
Read more here.
Sumitomo Chemical Announces Breakthrough in the Development
of a New Mode of Action Insecticide for Adult Mosquito Control.
Only 4 classes of insecticide are currently recommended by the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES) for indoor residual spraying (IRS). No new classes of insecticide for adult mosquito control have been introduced in the past 40 years. Since there is widespread and growing resistance to many of these compounds, especially in Sub Saharan Africa, malaria control programs have had very limited control options.
Sumitomo Chemical is therefore very pleased to announce the development and recent submission to WHOPES of a new mode of action insecticide product for adult mosquito control for application in IRS programs.
The Sydney Convention House of Friendship & Break Out session.
Report by Ian Priestly from the BreakOut session held in Sydney2014
There were some slight hiccups over the booth allocation in the House of Friendship, despite our early registration the registration had been mislaid from RI source! but we ended up with a prime site which gave us a good footfall. The downside was that it was away from the Rotarian Against Malaria (RAM) stand so some explanations needed to be given as to why we were different.
There were few other REMARAG members present at the convention and so help to man the stand was difficult.
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