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Good Health Is A Basic Human Right

Our commitment to public health

BASF partners with international organizations such as Rotary International, The Carter Center and MENTOR in the belief that eliminating disease will not only lead the affected regions to better health and to beat poverty, but also empower their people to provide for themselves. As a major global corporation, we take our role and our social responsibilities seriously and strive to engage actively with our stakeholders. We think that the more we actively integrate all our stakeholders in dialogue, projects and partnerships, the greater the confidence they place in our business activities.

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Active role in the malaria community

BASF is an active member of the international malaria community and is represented on numerous working groups and taskforces on malaria, neglected tropical diseases, integrated vector management and long-lasting insecticidal nets.

We are a founder member of the Zero By 40 partnership with the world’s leading agricultural companies to collaborate in the development of innovative vector control tools that will help eradicate malaria by the year 2040.

We are also a private sector delegate on the Roll Back Malaria Board, a member of the Roll Back Malaria Vector Control Working Group and a member of the Stockholm Convention Global Alliance for Alternatives to DDT steering committee.

Our partnership stories and shared commitment to combating vector-borne disease

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The New Nets Project

More than two million Interceptor® G2 nets will be trialled in African regions with insecticide resistance.

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Making A Real Difference

Walter Zwick has spent decades working with smallholders in Cambodia.

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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.

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Chlorfenapyr – A New Approach

A completely new insecticide class to control malaria-carrying mosquitoes that are resistant to current insecticides.

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The Colour Of Hope

From 19th century dyestuff to future malaria medication.

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Mosquitoes, Malaria And Agriculture

Devastating effects for farmers and their farms.

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Prof. Frank Hadley Collins, Dir., Cntr. for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, Univ. of Notre Dame

This 2006 photograph depicted a female <i>Aedes aegypti</i> mosquito while she was in the process of acquiring a blood meal from her human host, who in this instance, was actually the biomedical photographer, James Gathany, here at the Centers for Disease Control.  You’ll note the feeding apparatus consisting of a sharp, orange-colored “fascicle”, which while not feeding, is covered in a soft, pliant sheath called the "labellum”, which retracts as the sharp stylets contained within pierce the host's skin surface, as the insect obtains its blood meal. The orange color of the fascicle is due to the red color of the blood as it migrates up the thin, sharp translucent tube.

The first reported epidemics of Dengue (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) occurred in 1779-1780 in Asia, Africa, and North America.  The near simultaneous occurrence of outbreaks on three continents indicates that these viruses and their mosquito vector have had a worldwide distribution in the tropics for more than 200 years. During most of this time, DF was considered a mild, nonfatal disease of visitors to the tropics. Generally, there were long intervals (10-40 years) between major epidemics, mainly because the introduction of a new serotype in a susceptible population occurred only if viruses and their mosquito vector, primarily the <i>Aedes aegypti</i> mosquito, could survive the slow transport between population centers by sailing vessels.

Integrated Approach Can Stop Zika

The role of public, private and community involvement.

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Guinea Worm Cases Reach Historic Low

Only 28 cases worldwide.

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"Dengue Warriors" In Singapore

Dengue fever is the world’s fastest spreading, mosquito-borne viral disease, affecting an estimated 390 million people yearly.

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War Against Dengue In Malaysia

The Malaysian authorities have stepped-up a nationwide campaign to control the mosquitoes that spread the virus.

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Malaria Control In The Amazon

Malaria control with Fundação de Vigilância em Saúde da Amazônia in the Brazilian Amazon.

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Fighting Malaria In Liberia

BASF joins forces with MENTOR to fight malaria in Liberian refugee camps.

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Malaria Nets For Cyclone Victims In Myanmar

Myanmar cyclone victims receive emergency relief package with Interceptor®

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BASF Contributes Life-Saving Bed Nets

BASF contributes 75,000 life-saving bed nets to "Nothing but Nets" emergency appeal in Africa.

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