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World Malaria Day 2015

Disease Control Technologies (DCT) and Clariant donate Royal Sentry® Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (LLINs) to charities in Nicaragua on occasion of World Malaria Day 2015


Disease Control Technologies (DCT) and Clariant donate Royal Sentry® Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (LLINs) to charities in Nicaragua on occasion of World Malaria Day 2015

·  Following a WHO initiated call to step up the fight against diseases spread by insects, DCT and Clariant have partnered to donate 600 state-of-the-art mosquito nets and curtains to charitable institutions in Nicaragua.

· High quality Royal Sentry® brand Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) produced by DCT are equipped with Clariant’s unique slow release technology to prevent malaria transmission and other harmful diseases spread by insects.

Greenville, SC, April 24, 2015 – U.S based Disease Control Technologies (DCT) and its supplier partner Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, donated 600 Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets (LLINs) and curtains in an effort to combat the spread of Malaria, Dengue, and Chikengunya to four charities in Managua, Nicaragua including Damain Foundation, Conanca Charity, Masaya Hospital, and Asociación Hoy Por Manana. The donations were passed to representatives of the charitable institutions on the occasion of World Malaria Day 2015. With this event the WHO and the global malaria control community highlight the annual death toll of approximately half a million lives that malaria still claims each year.

One of the principal control measures against mosquito transmitted diseases is the usage of World Health Organization (WHO) approved LLINs. The mosquito nets produced by DCT, are one of only a handful of LLIN products fully approved by the WHO, which comply with the strict standards for durability and washability set by the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES). Royal Sentry® brand LLINs are manufactured  from a special additive masterbatch supplied to DCT by Clariant’s Masterbatch Business Unit; the masterbatch contains a pyrethroid insecticide  that is highly effective against insects and safe for for human use. The treated fabric maintains its biological effectiveness for several years, and over 20 home wash cycles.

“Our partnership with DCT has been a brilliant success story in regards to combating the spread of diseases, such as Malaria and Dengue. We are proud to provide the vital and basic components for DCT to create its LLINs and happy to see them in use here in Managua and everywhere people are affected”, comments Francis Baud, Clariant’s BU representative in the field.

Andy Butenhoff, DCT’s Managing Director, states that “DCT is proud to partner with Clariant as a part of a global community striving to eradicate malaria deaths worldwide.  We are hopeful our contributions, both for World Malaria Day 2015 and every day, make a difference to people in countries burdened with malaria and other vector borne diseases.”

One recipient of the donation, Asociación Hoy Por Manana, operates the shelter Hogar San Jose Protector for 70 young girls ages three to eighteen from impoverished families. Ena Flinn, who is representing the board of directors of the charity expressed her gratitude for this “anti-mosquito”effort by Clariant and DCT. “The donation in the spirit of World Malaria Day will help protect the children and their families in their dwellings from contracting such illnesses.”


World Malaria Day 2015


World Malaria Day 2015

Disease Control Technologies is committed to globally helping people. By providing effective and innovative products that fight vector-borne diseases such as malaria, we help save lives. 

Raising awareness of malaria as a preventable and treatable disease is critical.  World Malaria Day was established and approved at the 60th World Health Assembly (WHA) in March 2007. It replaced Africa Malaria Day which was commemorated every year since 2001 on 25 April. On World Malaria Day advocates and citizens around the world raise awareness of malaria as a disease that is preventable and treatable and mobilize action to end the ravages of malaria.

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Cases, 2013

  •  Globally: 198 million

Deaths, 2013

  • Globally: 584 000
  • 90% of all malaria deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa
  • and 78% occur in children under five

Population at risk

  • 3.2 billion (half of the world population), of whom 1.2 billion are at high risk

Affected countries

  • In 2014, 97 countries had on-going malaria transmission.
  • 80% of estimated malaria deaths occur in 18 most affected countries.
  • About 40% of malaria deaths occur in just two countries: Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo


  • The malaria mortality rate was reduced in 2000 – 2013
  • Globally: by 47%
  • in WHO African Region: by 54 %
  • 55 countries are on track to reduce their malaria case incidence rates by 75%, in line with World Health Assembly and Roll Back Malaria targets for 2015.
  • These 55 countries only account for 4% (8 million) of the total estimated malaria cases.
  • 64 countries are on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal target of reversing the incidence of malaria (between 2000 and 2015).


  • Between 2001 and 2013, an estimated 4.2 million lives were saved as a result of a scale-up of malaria interventions.
  • 97%, or 4.1 million, of these lives saved are in the under-five age group, in sub-Saharan Africa.

Required health expenditure

  • US$ 5.1 billion is needed every year
  • In 2013, the global total of international and domestic funding for malaria was US$ 2.6 billion – less than half of what is needed.

Economic cost

  • Direct: USD 12 billion per year in direct losses,
  • lost 1.3% of GDP growth per year for Africa