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PERMANET® 3.0 LONG-LASTING INSECTICIDAL BED NET RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION’S VECTOR CONTROL ADVISORY GROUP (VCAG)

Switzerland, October 27 -- The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) Vector Control Advisory Group (VCAG) published its second annual VCAG report today which includes evaluation of the supporting evidence for Vestergaard’s product claim for PermaNet® 3.0. The report states that “The manufacturers have been very careful to make a relatively modest claim that can be supported by the combined evidence from multiple studies in many areas of pyrethroid resistance”.

LIFESTRAW® FOLLOW THE LITERS PROGRAM HARNESSES THE COLLECTIVE POWER OF INDIVIDUAL CONSUMERS TO IMPACT THE GLOBAL WATER CRISIS

Program’s first stop in Kenya targets over 125,000 school children to receive more than 23 million liters of safe water a year

October 15, 2014, Kakamega, Kenya -- Vestergaard, a global company dedicated to improving the health of disadvantaged people, launched its LifeStraw® Follow the Liters program in Kenya this month. As part of this program, high-volume LifeStraw® Community water purifiers have been distributed to provide more than 23 million liters of safe water a year to over 125,000 school children throughout Kenya’s western province.

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 www.eartheasy.com 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.”

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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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