Imagine No Malaria mobile app

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 25,2011

Nashville, Tenn.:On World Malaria Day, The United Methodist Church'sImagine No Malaria campaign is using technology to fight mosquitoes with the launch of a newmobile application that keeps mosquitoes away and also raises funds for the fight against malaria.

The new mobile app repels mosquitos using sound instead of spray. When used, the application emits three different high-pitched frequencies that serve as a deterrent for mosquitoes. Available for download on the Android platform at a cost of $.99, 70 percent of the proceeds benefit the fight against malaria in Africa. In addition, the app provides information about malaria, and a link to ImagineNoMalaria.org for those who wish to donate to the cause.

The Imagine No Malaria app was developed by Pico Brothers in conjunction with Ad Hope.



About Imagine No Malaria
Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary ministry of the people of The United Methodist Church to eliminate death and suffering from malaria in Africa by 2015. With a goal of raising $75 million to improve health infrastructure and empower a sustainable victory over the disease, Imagine No Malaria is our opportunity to rethink how we reach beyond our church, opening doors to those who need it most. For more information, please visit us online at
www.ImagineNoMalaria.org.

Media contact:
Diane Degnan
ddegnan@umcom.org
615-742-5406 (w)
615-483-1765 (c)

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