Insect Shield welcomes opportunities to assist agencies and international relief organizations that work to protect at-risk populations from insect-borne diseases.
- Can be applied to items such as clothing that do not require user-education or behavior modification.
- Technology can be applied to products that pair well with other vector-borne disease prevention tools such as topical repellents and nets.
- Technology effective against day and night time mosquitoes with no re-application required.
- Insect Shield products can be used for the entire family. No restrictions for use.
- Insect Shield products have an indefinite shelf life for good stockpiling opportunity.
- No special handling procedures or protective equipment necessary.
Stronger-SAFE is a clinical trial in Ethiopia being conducted by The International Centre for Eye Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
The trial aims to develop new ways to reduce the rates of trachoma, a painful and potentially blinding eye disease.
Insect Shield Support Role: We partnered with LSHTM to develop permethrin-impregnated headwear (headscarves and caped baseball caps) for children. The headwear repels insects that spread the bacteria that causes trachoma.
Promise Pack Program: World Vision® incorporates the Insect Shield® Protection Blankets into their Promise Packs distributed to children living in extreme poverty in Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Cambodia, Philippines, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Haiti and Nicaragua. In addition to the Insect Shield blanket, the World Vision® Promise Packs are filled with school supplies and basic personal hygiene items that help children stay in school and stay healthy.
Gift Catalog: Insect Shield and World Vision are also working together on their Gift Catalog offer to help protect children in malaria risk areas with the Insect Shield blankets. Buy one Insect Shield Protection Blanket from World Vision and Insect Shield will place another in the hands of a child to help protect them from insect-borne diseases. For more information about World Vision visit, worldvision.org
Located in Honduras, Footsteps Missions is focused on serving vulnerable children living in single-parent homes in the poorest neighborhoods. These children receive food, clothing, medical services, and education in a supportive, safe environment.
Insect Shield assists Footsteps Missions with insect repellent blankets to help protect these women and children from insect-borne diseases such as Zika virus and Dengue fever, to help protect them during times of need such as hurricane disaster relief.
Medical Teams International (MTI) delivers life-saving medical care to people in crisis around the globe. These people are dying from preventable causes. MTI’s staff, along with their hundreds of medical volunteers, are mobilized in places of turmoil, disease, and natural disaster to save lives and make communities healthier.
Insect Shield has partnered with Medical Teams International to provide insect repellent protection blankets and the treatment of thousands of staff uniforms in areas such as Uganda and Guatemala.
Ministry of Hope was established in 1999 by Malawians as a local, community-based response for meeting the needs of the growing number of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. Today, Ministry of Hope sponsors feeding centers, crisis nurseries and a variety of international volunteer efforts.
Insect Shield Support Role: Insect Shield outfitted the crisis clinic nursery staff with Insect Shield-treated kangas to help protect them as they care for the infants. For more information about Ministry of Hope visit: ministryofhope.org
The objective of the project is to reduce the high rate of malaria infection amongst the indigenous people, Ye’kuana and Sanema, who are the exclusive residents of the upper section of the Ventuari River – the Alto Ventuari – in Amazonas State, Venezuela. The indigenous people of Amazonas are some of the poorest in the country and often live in physically isolated communities, far from medical services. Malaria can strike any person exposed to an infected mosquito, but it is young children, pregnant women, and the elderly who are most likely to die of the disease.
Insect Shield Support Role: Insect Shield has donated the treatment of a supply of bug repellent bed nets that are being distributed.
The MENTOR Initiative is a unique international NGO, registered in the UK. This specialist group is dedicated to providing essential disease control and technical and operational support in emergencies and recovering crises. For more information visit: thementorinitiative.org
Insect Shield Support Role: The MENTOR Initiative project in Western Province Kenya. Insect Shield Director of Global Health Initiatives was on-site to provide operational support and help promote community awareness of malaria prevention and treatment methods in the flood-affected population. Insect Shield treated kangas (colorful wraps that women wear, use to carry babies, or as sleeping covers) provided to the vulnerable women throughout the flood affected communities.
Zambia Ministry of Health/National Malaria Control Centre/Roll Back Malaria Partners
The Zambia Ministry of Health, through the National Malaria Control Centre together with support from the Central Statistics Office and several Roll Back Malaria partners, is planning a national household survey to help evaluate the progress in scaling up malaria control interventions nationwide.
Insect Shield Support Role: The survey team was outfitted in Insect Shield Repellent Apparel to help protect them while conducting efforts in the field.
An international relief organization of more than 15,000 individuals and families actively working to make a difference, World Concern was founded in 1955. Today, it serves more than 4 million poor and oppressed people each year. For more information visit, worldconcern.org.
A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity International seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. For more information, visit habitat.org.
A non-profit organization, Full Belly Project devised a number of inventions, such as an inexpensive water pump, and a peanut sheller that could be built from locally obtained materials to save many hours of painstaking labor. The sheller allows operators in developing countries to easily make highly nutritious peanut butter, which can also be sold to supplement income. The peanut shells can also be used as an alternative fuel source.