In partnership with World Vision®, Insect Shield will make their Protection blanket available to those at risk for dangerous insect-borne diseases.
Outdoor Retailer Show:
Buy a World Vision Insect Shield® Blanket for $22 and get another blanket placed in the hands of women and children at risk for malaria and other dangerous insect-borne diseases. The blankets can be purchased at Outdoor Retailer Show World Vision Booth A-110.
World Vision® is also incorporating the Insect Shield blankets into their Promise Packs for distribution 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 Relief 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.
“World Vision uses a variety of interventions in our work to eliminate malaria in at-risk communities in the countries where we work,” says Martha Newsome, global director for health and WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) at World Vision. “We welcome the new Insect Shield relief blankets, along with insecticide-treated bed nets and in-home training as a critical component of our holistic approach in educating communities on malaria prevention.”
About World Vision: World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. World Vision serves the world’s poor regardless of a person’s religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. For more information please visit www.worldvision.org/press. Or follow them on their Twitter site at @WorldVisionNews.
More information about the World Vision Promise Pack Program: The Promise Pack program is a hands-on, personal way for groups to reach out to children in hard-hit regions and to learn more about health and disaster challenges faced by millions on a daily basis. For more information see: http://www.worldvision.org/content.nsf/getinvolved/promise-packs-main
About Insect Shield Technology: Insect Shield® Repellent Apparel and Insect Shield® Repellent Gear are revolutionary products designed to provide long-lasting, effective and convenient personal insect protection. The durable protection provided by Insect Shield apparel and gear is the result of years of research and testing. In July 2003, Insect Shield Repellent Apparel was registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Insect Shield Technology is utilized by leading lifestyle brands, work wear distributors and International relief organizations across the globe to provide effective protection against insects and the diseases they can carry. Insect Shield is an approved vendor of the US Army and US Marine Corps.