People spreading mosquito nets in Ethiopia
Malaria used to be a disease found in the tropics. But, due to climate change, the anophelese mosquito which carries the disease is appearing in new parts of the world – even Europe. If global warming carries on, some 40 to 60 million more people could be at risk.
Our fight against malaria never stops. One of our biggest sources of pride as a company is our LifeNet™, a mosquito bednet made from a fabric impregnated with insecticide. It’s effective far longer than conventional bednets.
At the same time, we’re always searching for new active substances to control the anopheles mosquito – staying one step ahead as the bug becomes resistant to standard products. Helping us fulfil our goals is a valued partner, the UK-based Vector Control Consortium, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Our work together has already uncovered some promising routes, such as blocking mosquitos’ odor receptors so that they can’t locate victims through smell.