KOLDING, Denmark, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestnet Europe Ltd. has been awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from Mama Dorcas Against Malaria (MADAM) for a donation of Netprotect® Long Lasting Insecticide Incorporated Mosquito Nets (LLINs). Bestnet recently donated the 500 Netprotect® LLINs that were distributed in the Rachuonyo District on December 20th, 2010 during a Free Medical Camp sponsored by Mama Dorcas Against Malaria (MADAM), the Seventh-day Adventist Church (ADRA), East Africa Portland Cement Company (EAPCC), and Kenyatta National Hospital.
Mama Sarah Obama, step-grandmother to U.S. President Barack Obama, and the founder of the non-profit organization MADAM, was an honored guest at the humanitarian event. The acronym MADAM stands for Mama Dorcas Against Malaria, which translated into English means "Grandmothers Against Malaria." The event was held to support the First Launch of the Worldwide Project, MADAM in Kenya.
Honored guests and featured speakers also included the Hon. Kapembwa Simbao, the Minister of Health, Republic of Zambia and Chairman of the Roll Back Malaria Partnership Board; Pr. Robert Williams, Manchester SDA Church; Pr. Lewis Ondiek, Executive director, Kenya Lake Conference; Mr. Mark Ole Karbolo, Chairman of the East Africa Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) and Dr. Tom Mboyo Owino, MADAM Coordinator and Africa Malaria Goodwill Ambassador.
"In Africa, many parents in malaria endemic areas have died from HIV/AIDS and the burden of raising their children is left to their grandmothers. Along with being educated on the use of LLINs, grandmothers are also being educated to stop using herbal medicines in favor of conventional anti-malarial drugs recommended by the Ministry of Health. Every person who was treated at the Free Health Camp was provided with a free mosquito net," said Dr. Owino. He continued, "This is the foundation concept of the "Grandmothers Against Malaria Initiative."
"As a member of Roll Back Malaria, Bestnet is pleased to have been able to donate Netprotect® LLINs for this event. We look forward to opportunities to support future events with MADAM and ADRA," said Trine Sig, Bestnet Europe Ltd. Managing Director. Sig continued, "We would also like to thank Esther Olumo, Healthcare and Scientific Marketing Manager of Joh Achelis & Sohne GmbH, our agent in Nairobi, Kenya, for her outstanding work in helping to coordinate the successful event."
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Bestnet Europe Ltd., manufacturers of the long-lasting mosquito net Netprotect®, supports the many ministries of health and relief organizations worldwide working for a life without malaria. Worldwide more than 1 million people a year die from malaria - most of which are children under 5 years old - even though the disease is preventable.
Bestnet now produces more than 2 million Netprotect® mosquito nets per month. Netprotect® is produced in China, India and several locations in Africa, and the company is also working on creating an aid foundation, which will donate Netprotect® mosquito nets to selected villages in collaboration with partners and relief organizations globally.
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