New York, NY (PRWEB) December 6, 2006
Paltalk, http://www.paltalk.com, announced today that it will be the proud sponsor of this year's Malaria Business Leadership Conference to be held on Tuesday December 5. The Malaria Foundation in recognition of Paltalk's generous contribution has agreed to name the conference The Paltalk Malaria BUSINESS Leadership Conference.
The fatal disease that most commonly affects pregnant women and children under five, kills 1 million people each year and takes the lives of one child every 30 seconds in Africa.
The Malaria Foundation International (MFI) established the first annual Atlanta-based "Malaria Business Leadership Conference" (MBLC) in December 2005 (the video webcast from this inaugural event is available at http://www.malaria.org). The main aims of the conference are to help raise global awareness on malaria to unprecedented levels, involve an increasing number of world leaders, and engage millions of people at a grass roots level to help combat this disease. An estimated 500 million people suffer each year from malaria, and over one million die each year, mostly children. The conference is one of a number of projects currently aiming to create a major shift in the world's attention on malaria. The MFI aims to help create a sense of urgency among people worldwide, demonstrate successes, and provide various suggestions for how individuals and groups can play an immediate active role in the world's fight against malaria. The event reaches out to a broad audience, including scientific, medical, political, business, community, education and media leaders to help tackle this preventable and treatable disease. Mary Galinski, President of the MFI said, "We are grateful that an organization with an international footprint such as Paltalk has agreed to step up to the plate and help us with delivering the message of malaria to the worldwide community".
Paltalk is the largest Instant Chat (IC) community on the Internet with over 4 million active members participating in live voice and video enabled chat rooms. The Paltalk Messenger allows members to administer their own voice and video discussions and instant message (IM) with buddies on AOL, Yahoo, and ICQ. The Paltalk Messenger has been downloaded over 50 million times and accounts for over 8 billion voice minutes per year. Paltalk was the first company to launch video and voice combined with an on-line buddy list in one package.
Jason Katz, CEO of Paltalk said, "We are excited to have the opportunity to help the MFI in its important work and look forward to spreading the urgent needs of those affected by malaria to the Paltlak and world communities".
About the Conference
The Paltalk Malaria Business Leadership Conference will be held Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at the Emory University Law School, Tull Auditorium in Atlanta, GA from 1:30 pm onwards. All guests are then invited by The Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts for an 8 pm Big Band and Jazz Concert. Advanced registrations are recommended on line at http://www.malaria.org or by writing EndMalaria@gmail.com. No registration fee is required. Refreshments will be served. The program is suitable for business professionals, community leaders, teachers and students of all ages. The Malaria Foundation International is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that has been dedicated to the fight against malaria since 1992. The MFI mission is to facilitate the development and implementation of solutions to the health, economic and social problems caused by malaria. The MFI's goals are to support awareness, education, training, research, and leadership programs for the immediate and long term development and application of tools to combat malaria. The MFI works in partnership with individuals and groups who have joined this cause. Tax deductible donations are welcome to support the MFI. Donations can be made on site at the conference, on line at the MFI website http://www.malaria.org by using Pay Pal, or by checks mailed to the Malaria Foundation International, 2120 Spencers Way, Stone Mountain, GA 30087.
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Mary R. Galinski, Founder and President, MFI
Director, International Center for Malaria Research and Education (ICMRE), Emory University
Dr. Cindy Korir, African Liaison, MFI
Scientist, International Center for Malaria Research and Education (ICMRE), Emory University
Dr. Esmeralda VS Meyer, South American Liaison, MFI
Scientist, International Center for Malaria Research and Education
(ICMRE), Emory University
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