Help defeat vector-borne disease.

Every year, over one billion people suffer from vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, West Nile Virus and yellow fever. Malaria alone affects almost 200 million people and kills 438,000 every year. Thanks to concerted global action and investment, malaria cases have fallen by 37% since 2000 and death rates by 58% - more than 6.2 million lives, primarily young children, have been saved. But although dramatic progress is being made, vector-borne disease remains a global threat.

Join BASF in the fight against disease. Read our success stories to see how controlling the 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.




WHO statement about Zika virus spread
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WHO & RBM publish new 2030 goals towards a malaria-free world.


World Health Day: BASF raises awareness about vector-borne diseases


BASF and Carter Center extend partnership to combat river blindness


Launch of Bangladesh’s First Long Lasting Impregnated Net (LLIN) Plant


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Beating the threat.

BASF editorial on insecticide resistance.


Zika virus

WHO declares public health emergency


BASF Solutions

Fighting disease with insecticidal nets, wall sprays and larvicides


Mosquito nets save lives

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


From the simple to the sublime

Multiple MDGS fighting poverty

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Block the Bite

CropLife is raising awareness of vector-borne diseases


Dengue Warriors in Asia

Pest control and construction firms learn best ways to combat dengue


Malaysia steps up dengue campaign



Guinea worm cases reach historic low

Dramatic reduction to only 22 cases worldwide. More


Malaria control in the Amazon

Bringing children back to school




BASF and Rotary help in Nigeria

Beating polio and malaria



Helping fight disease

Read BASF's 'Creating Chemistry' features on Malaria More
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