Insect Shield Supports Crisis Nursery in Lilongwe, Malawi, with Repellent Kangas to Help Protect Staff

SEATTLE, WA - Insect Shield, known for developing the first-ever insect-repellent apparel registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has stepped up their global health initiatives to support a crisis clinic nursery located in Malawi. The clinic staff is now outfitted in Insect Shield-treated protective kangas and bandanas to help ward off mosquitoes that can carry dangerous diseases such as malaria. The Insect Shield kangas and bandanas are being worn daily as clothing and are also used to help protect and carry the infants.

This nursery, part of Ministry of Hope, cares for orphaned, abandoned and HIV-positive infants. The infants are cared for during their crisis period while arrangements are made to place them with relatives or adoptive families. The Lilongwe Ministry of Hope Nursery was established in 1999 by Malawians as a local, community-based response for meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the growing number of children orphaned by the AIDS epidemic. Today, Ministry of Hope sponsors feeding centers, discipleship and education programs, crisis nurseries and international volunteer efforts.

Insect Shield welcomes opportunities to assist agencies and international relief organizations that work to protect at-risk populations from insect-borne diseases. The company will work in collaboration with organizations toward the development of Insect Shieldr-treated items to provide innovative tools for protection against insects that can carry malaria and other insect-borne diseases.

About Insect Shield Technology:
In July 2003, Insect Shield introduced the first EPA-registered insect-repellent apparel. Insect Shieldr Repellent Apparel technology provides effective, invisible and odorless protection against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges (no-see-ums) through 70 launderings. Insect Shieldr Repellent Gear technology is proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies, and fleas through six months of constant exposure to weathering (sun/rain). Insect Shield technology has the potential to be an important tool in the battle against insect-borne diseases and improve the health of people worldwide. In partnership with a number of agencies and international relief organizations, Insect Shield technology is being used for apparel and other items that people use daily to aid in protection against insects. For more information visit www.insectshield.com and www.facebook.com/insectshield

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