PermaNet® long-lasting insecticidal nets play a leading role in the fight against malaria
PermaNet 2.0® is the world’s most deployed and tested LLIN, and the first LLIN to be brought to scale.
PermaNet® 3.0 is the first LLIN on the market with piperonyl butoxide (PBO) — which increases the effectiveness of insecticides called pyrethroids.
Vestergaard holds itself accountable to the development and manufacturing of high-quality LLINs. Our quality management and commitment are key drivers in the deployment of nets.
All PermaNet® products are prequalified by WHO.
Our manufacturing sites maintain the following accreditations: ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), SA 8000 (Social Accountability) and ISO 14001 (Environment Management System). In addition, our sites are working towards the accreditation ISO 45001 (Occupational Safety and Health Management)
Vestergaard Vector Control Laboratories engaged in chemical and textile analysis of PermaNet® products are ISO/IEC 17025 accredited.
The global community experienced a reduction in malaria cases between 2000 and 2015 primarily due to LLINs and IRS. Widespread insecticide resistance in malaria vectors has led to decreased ability of vector control tools to kill malaria mosquitoes. IR Mapper is a joint initiative of Vestergaard, KEMRI-CGHR and ESRI Eastern Africa to provide up-to-date insecticide resistance data and guide the deployment of vector control tools..
The first mosquito nets made from 100% recycled and upcycled polyester
As an industry, we distribute over 100,000 tons of plastic polymer-based long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) to the world each year. The disposal of these nets at the end of their life cycle presents an environmental challenge.
With this in mind, we have developed and validated the technology that enables us to manufacture industry-first bednets made from 100% recycled and upcycled polyester.
We cannot do this alone. Partnership is crucial to ensure bednets are not inappropriately disposed of but instead have a second life.
Research and Development (R&D) and product quality testing are essential steps to bringing innovative products to market. Inter laboratory collaboration and close adherence to testing standards ensure that we develop and manufacture the highest quality tools backed by scientific evidence.
On World Malaria Day 2022, CEO Michael Joos calls for a greater collaboration between all the sectors involved to #endmalaria.
Dr. Akpaka Kalu (WHO) & Michael Joos (CEO of Vestergaard) share their insights with GBCHealth on what’s needed to accelerate multisectoral action on malaria in a world changed by Covid-19.
Not simply content to push boundaries in vector control, the Vestergaard-NMIMR Vector Labs are determined to reach new heights in research collaboration, staff development and gender equality.