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Agriculture

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

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.

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.

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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.

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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 battle

Authorities step up nationwide campaign.

Guinea worm cases reach historic low

Only 28 cases worldwide.