Volume 84 Issue 22 | p. 19
Issue Date: May 29, 2006

Preventing Malaria

Insecticide-treated nets are playing an important role in fighting malaria in Africa, Southeast Asia
Department: Business | Collection: Safety

Improving lives and creating jobs: That is what many chemical companies claim their products do. But by manufacturing its Olyset antimalaria nets, Sumitomo Chemical is clearly helping to save thousands of lives, while employing hundreds of people.

According to the World Health Organization, malaria kills nearly 1 million children annually in Africa alone. The mosquito-transmitted disease is also present in many Asian countries. The organization considers fighting malaria one of its top priorities.

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