Rotary’s Seoul Convention
A grand festival for 1.2 million Rotarians around the world to celebrate the Rotary’s Centennial, the Seoul Convention is taking place in South Korea in 2016. Under the motto of ‘Service above self’, the Rotary International Convention is held once every year and each time in a different city around the world. The Rotary International Convention is a venue where Rotarians share their spirit and knowledge, strengthen their special relationships, and encourage and celebrate the success and achievements of Rotary.
Saturday, 28 May ~ Wednesday,1 June 2016
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.
Aid worker dies of Malaria
There was a story in the Western Morning News about the death of a volunteer aid worker. Follow this link to see a scan of the news item as it appeared in the paper.
The online version is here.
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.
The Family of Rotary involved with Malaria elimination throughout the world are delighted to read of two Knighthood awards in the 2012 Queen’s New Year Honours list.
Brian Greenwood Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for his services to Malaria research in Africa and Andrew Witty, Chief Executive of drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline for services to the Economy and to the UK Pharmaceutical Industry. GSK constantly involved researching for a Malaria vaccine.
We thank them both for their continued efforts to bring to an end the devastating death rate of 3,000 daily in Sub Saharan Africa through contracting Malaria.
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