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    Help defeat malaria and insect-borne disease

    Every year, more than one billion people suffer from mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile Virus and yellow fever. Malaria alone affects over 200 million people and kills 429,000 every year.

    African children

    Thanks to concerted global action and investment, malaria cases have fallen by 21% since 2010 and death rates by 29%. An estimated 6.8 million lives, primarily young children, have been saved since 2001. But although dramatic progress is being made, diseases transmitted by insect vectors such as mosquitoes, remain a global threat.

    Join BASF in the fight against disease. Read our success stories to see how controlling the mosquitoes and insects that spread these illnesses is a critical investment in the future; resulting in fewer sick people, better school attendance, stronger economies and a healthier, brighter future for entire communities.

    Interceptor® G2 – breakthrough in malaria control

    November 2016: Exciting new field trial results show that BASF’s innovative long-lasting mosquito net, Interceptor® G2, controls insecticide-resistant mosquitoes effectively. The development marks a significant scientific breakthrough that can meet the challenge of malaria control in areas where conventional nets are failing due to resistance. Interceptor® G2 was developed in partnership with the LSHTM and the IVCC, and is based on a novel combination of chlorfenapyr, a new active ingredient for the public health sector, and alpha-cypermethrin. The technical dossier is currently being evaluated by the WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme.

    Click here to read more about BASF's Public Health business

    • Values create value

      The mission of BASF’s Public Health business is to improve the quality of life for people around the globe through disease prevention. We accomplish this goal by working with the international community, including international health, government and humanitarian organizations, to provide innovative vector control products and programs.

      Commitment to sustainable development

      As the world’s leading chemical company, we recognize that sustainable development is central to our long-term growth. That’s why sustainability is an integral part of BASF’s strategy. For us, sustainable enterprise means combining long-term oriented economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a future worth living for coming generations.

      BASF has been recognized for its commitment to furthering this critical mission. A founding member of the United Nations Global Compact and Global Compact LEAD, a new platform established in 2011 for corporate sustainability leadership, BASF has also been recognized by the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for 15 consecutive years. Our Public Health team is active in the international malaria community, representing BASF on numerous taskforces, including the World Health Organization malaria policy group and working groups on neglected tropical diseases, integrated vector management and long-lasting insecticidal nets.

      Powerhouse behind our expertise

      BASF’s Public Health business is part of the Crop Protection division and benefits from the innovative strength of an extensive research and development pipeline and global expertise in insecticides. The division is a leader in crop protection and a strong partner to the farming industry providing well-established and innovative fungicides, insecticides and herbicides to improve crop yields and quality. Other uses include structural and urban pest control, turf and ornamental plants, vegetation management, and forestry. The vision of BASF’s Crop Protection division is to be the world’s leading innovator, optimizing agricultural production, improving nutrition, and thus enhancing the quality of life for a growing world population.

      Interceptor® nets

      Interceptor® nets offer protection, especially at night, from mosquitoes that spread disease. They are treated with Fendona® an insecticide that kills mosquitoes on contact.
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      This insecticide Fendona® is applied to interior residential walls by trained professionals. The mosquitoes die after touching the treated walls.

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      Residential areas can be protected when standing water is treated with the larvicide Abate® to prevent mosquito larvae from developing.

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      BASF is a partner with various aid organizations that are trying to put an end to vector-borne diseaseand improve health systems in the affected countries.
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      New generation of products

      Mosquitoes are becoming immune to existing insecticides. BASF is working on a new generation of products to combat disease.


    Scientific breakthrough

    Field trials show that Interceptor® G2 can control insecticide-resistant mosquitoes effectively.

    The colour of hope

    From 19th century dyestuff to future malaria medication.


    Mosquitoes, malaria and agriculture

    Devastating effects for farmers and their farms.


    Only an integrated approach can stop the spread of Zika.

    Read our blog about the role of public, private and community involvement.

    Mosquito net

    BASF products

    Fighting disease with insecticidal nets, wall sprays and larvicides.

    Malaysia steps up dengue campaign

    Malaysia steps up dengue battle

    Authorities step up nationwide campaign

    Two African children reading a comic about Guinea worm

    Guinea worm cases reach historic low

    Only 22 cases worldwide.

    Mosquito nets save lives

    Mosquito nets save lives

    Interceptor® bed nets save lives, but how do they work?

    BASF organized the Dengue Warriors seminar

    Dengue Warriors in Asia

    Pest control and construction firms learn how to combat dengue.

    Neglected tropical diseases

    Neglected tropical diseases

    Read about NTDs in our online magazine 'Creating Chemistry.'

    African children

    Fighting the war on malaria

    Read about malaria in our online magazine 'Creating Chemistry.'


    Malaria control in the Amazon

    Supporting the community. Bringing children back to school.

    BASF and Rotary

    BASF and Rotary help in Nigeria

    Hospital tour to combat polio and malaria in Nigeria.

    African children

    From the simple to the sublime

    Fighting poverty on multiple fronts. 

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    Block the Bite

    CropLife is raising awareness of vector-borne diseases.