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    Working together to beat malaria

      “For half of our world, every day is a fight against malaria. This devastating disease causes sickness and death, reduces productivity, fuels poverty and creates hunger, especially in impoverished, rural farming communities. We will connect the smartest minds in public health and science to be a force for change. I am truly optimistic that we can be the generation to end malaria.”
      Saori Dubourg, Member of the Board of Executive Directors, BASF SE

    Two million Interceptor® G2 nets ready for shipment to Burkina Faso.

    Collaborating to combat insecticide resistance

    October 8, 2019
    BASF, MedAccess and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced an agreement to facilitate the supply of 35 million Interceptor® G2 mosquito nets to countries where insecticide resistance is hindering the fight against malaria. The four-year agreement accelerates access to this innovative new mosquito-control technology to communities with the greatest needs.

    Agricultural industry unites against malaria

    BASF and the world's leading crop protection companies are collaborating in a new commitment called "ZERO by 40" to support the research, development and supply of innovative products to save lives and help eradicate malaria by 2040.

      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 435,000 every year. Thanks to concerted global action and investment, malaria cases have fallen by 18% since 2010 and death rates by 29%. An estimated 6.8 million lives, primarily young children, have been saved since 2001. But although progress has been made, diseases transmitted by insect vectors such as mosquitoes, remain a global threat. Join BASF in the fight against disease. Read 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.

      Read more information about malaria in the latest WHO World Malaria Report.

    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.


      BASF's public health products - long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets, indoor residual wall sprays and larvicides - protect people, day and night from the mosquitoes that spread disease.


      BASF partners with development and aid organizations that are trying to put an end to vector-borne disease and improve health systems in countries affected by these debilitating illnesses.

      Product Innovation

      Mosquitoes are becoming resistant to existing insecticides. BASF is launching a new generation of products to combat mosquito-borne disease.


    The New Nets Project

    More than two million Interceptor® G2 nets will be trialled across sub-Saharan Africa in regions suffering from insecticide resistance.


    Making a real difference

    Walter Zwick has spent decades working with smallholders in Cambodia.


    Stopping malaria at the border

    With help from BASF, Namibia’s northern border regions have a chance to rid themselves of malaria.


    Scientific breakthrough

    Game-changing new mosquito net, Interceptor® G2, receives WHO recommendation.

    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.

    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 28 cases worldwide.