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New LifeStraw® Water Filters Give the Gift of Safe Drinking Water to Outdoor Enthusiasts and Emergency Preppers

With each LifeStraw® purchase, one school child in Africa receives clean drinking water for an entire school year.

New LifeStraw® Water Filters Give the Gift of Safe Drinking Water to Outdoor Enthusiasts and Emergency Preppers

20 November 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland -- The award-winning LifeStraw® water purifying technology has been integrated into a new refillable water bottle, LifeStraw® Go, ideal for hikers, travelers, outdoor enthusiasts and everyday use. At the same time, the high-volume LifeStraw® Family water purifier has been made available to consumers, who can bring it on camping trips or include it in emergency preparedness kits. For each purchase of any life-saving LifeStraw® product, one school child in Africa will be provided with clean water for an entire school year.

Online mapping system helps fight malaria by tracking mosquito resistance to insecticides used to prevent malaria

Aggregrated “IR Mapper” database provides global direction on insecticide resistance management

Online mapping system helps fight malaria by tracking mosquito resistance to insecticides used to prevent malaria

Nairobi, 25 April 2013 -- The first online mapping tool to track insecticide resistance in mosquitoes that cause malaria was launched today. The interactive website, called IR Mapper, identifies locations in more than 50 malaria-endemic countries where mosquitoes have developed resistance to the insecticides used in bed nets and indoor residual sprays. IR Mapper incorporates the just-released World Health Organization (WHO) revised criteria for reporting insecticide resistance which is designed to detect it earlier.  With the most comprehensive and up-to-date information, the IR Mapper helps direct which vector control tools should be deployed in areas of high resistance.

Award Winning Lifestraw® Water Filter Makes European Retail Debut

Lightweight Filter Uses Innovative Technology to Offer Easy Access to Clean and Safe Drinking Water Away From Home or in Emergencies

17 June 2013, Denmark/Switzerland – The award-winning LifeStraw® personal water filter is now available to consumers throughout Europe for the first time. It will be sold by Denmark-based WaterNlife, who is the exclusive distributor of LifeStraw® in Europe, Japan, Turkey and Russia and with distribution in Australia and New Zealand as well. 

Vestergaard's Donations to the Carter Center Reach $1 Million

The Carter Center is pleased to announce that a cumulative total value of $1 million has been reached for in-kind donations received from Vestergaard Frandsen. Since 1999, Vestergaard Frandsen has generously provided pipe and cloth filters to the Guinea Worm Eradication Program and long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (PermaNets®) to the Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program. These products play a key role in preventing transmission of both diseases and protecting the health of those living in endemic areas.

New study shows that advanced water filters and safe storage in households with hiv positive mothers reduces prevalence of diarrhea by more than half

New York, NY, 18 October — A new field study in Zambia assessed the impact of water filtration and safe storage in households with HIV positive mothers. Households were randomly assigned to intervention and control groups and followed for one year to assess filter use, drinking water quality and diarrheal disease. Results, published in PLOS ONE this month, found that this intervention resulted in a 53 percent reduction of diarrhea among children under two years and a 54 percent reduction among all household members.

In aftermath of superstorm sandy, Give the gift of safe drinking water

In aftermath of superstorm sandy,  Give the gift of safe drinking water

New York -- As Northeasterners turn their attention from Superstorm Sandy to holiday celebrations, retailer Eartheasy is offering a promotion on a gift that gives people peace of mind forfuture disasters. For each purchase of one LifeStraw® water filter made through from December 1-7, the retailer will donate one LifeStraw to disadvantaged people in developing countries.

Integrated Prevention Campaigns Featured at AIDS 2012

New Data At AIDS 2012 Conference Shows Impact And Cost Effectiveness Of Integrated Prevention Campaigns To Combat HIV, Malaria And Waterborne Diseases

Washington D.C., 25 July — New evidence presented this week at the International AIDS Society conference demonstrates that integrated prevention campaigns are cost-effective, lifesaving, and reduce diseases’ impact on a population’s productivity. These campaigns, which bundle health interventions targeting multiple diseases, hold significant promise for making headway against disease in a resource-constrained international aid environment.

Honoring World Malaria Day 2012

Private Sector Leader in Malaria. Prevention Tools Observes World Malaria Day.

Vestergaard Frandsen Highlights Efforts to “Sustain Gains, Save Lives”

ACCRA, GHANA—Vestergaard Frandsen is marking World Malaria Day with a number or programs including a major photography exhibit in Ghana, a philanthropic donation in Côte d’Ivoire, and the unveiling of a new tool for the scientific and malaria control communities. The company’s activities are undertaken in the spirit of the Roll Back Malaria consortium’s 2012 World Malaria Day theme of “Sustain Gains, Save Lives.”

Malaria Photo Exhibit Opens in Ghana


Malaria Photo Exhibit Opens in Ghana

From New York , Geneva, to  Accra - the first showing in Africa – unique photographs and installations highlight the progress and challenges to meeting the Millennium Development Goals Accra, Ghana, 20 April -- A multi-media exhibition illustrating the impact of malaria was launched at the National Museum of Ghana in Accra during a preview reception on the 20th of April.  Some 200 people, including senior officials of the Ghanaian government, public health leaders and dignitaries, attended the preview of the exhibit entitled “Malaria: Blood, Sweat, and Tears.”  It will be on display, free to the public, at the National Museum in Accra, Ghana from 21 April through 21 May.

Worlds First Carbon-Financed Sustainable Water Programme


Swiss disease control technology company Vestergaard Frandsen earns Gold Standard carbon credits with innovative business model that tackles global health, water and climate challenges.

Vestergaard Frandsen’s LifeStraw® Carbon For Water programme has become the world’s first safe water project to generate Gold Standard Voluntary Emissions Reduction (VER) credits, and has earned 1.4 million carbon credits.

LifeStraw® Carbon For Water is a cutting-edge demonstration of how carbon finance can enable, at scale, some of the world’s most disadvantaged communities to treat their water through the provision of zero-carbon purification technology. Proceeds from the sale of the credits, which Vestergaard Frandsen expects will be issued on a semi-annual basis, will help to sustain the programme over the course of a decade.

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IR Mapper is a tool that maps insecticide resistance. It consolidates reports of insecticide resistance in malaria mosquitoes onto filterable maps to inform vector control strategies.


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