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LifeStraw Zambia Study Shows Health Impact for HIV+ Mothers

New Study Shows That Advanced Water Filters and Safe Storage in Households with HIV Positive Mothers Reduces Prevalence of Diarrhea by More Than Half

LifeStraw Zambia Study Shows Health Impact for HIV+ Mothers

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.

IR Mapper Tool Launched

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

Nairobi, 25 April -- The first online mapping tool to track insecticide resistance in mosquitoes that cause malaria was launched today. The interactive website, called IR Mapper (www.irmapper.com), 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.   

Give the Gift of 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 for future disasters.  For each purchase of one LifeStraw® water filter made through www.eartheasy.com/lifestraw from December 1-7, the retailer will donate one LifeStraw to disadvantaged people in developing countries.

Torben Vestergaard Frandsen's Legacy

FAMILY MEMBER IS STEPPING DOWN FROM ACTIVE ROLE IN VESTERGAARD FRANDSEN

Lausanne, 23 January – Torben Vestergaard Frandsen, 65, will step down from his daily duties in Vestergaard Frandsen. The former CEO of the family company will continue as a board member and be active with a number of other professional engagements.

After 44 years of dedicated and successful work fighting diseases like Guinea worm, malaria, sleeping sickness and diarrhea, Torben Vestergaard Frandsen will resign from his daily duties in the family company, Vestergaard Frandsen, where his son, Mikkel Vestergaard Frandsen currently is CEO.

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