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Long lasting Insecticide Nets

Permethrin is incorporated inside the Olyset fibres to create a bed net guaranteed to last at least five years (in reality it lasts for about 7 years).  It is tear-proof, wash-proof, and never requires treatment.
Olyset make 22 Million nets a year, soon to rise to 30M. The pyrethroid insecticide permethrin is a synthetic molecule similar to natural pyrethrin, which comes from a species of chrysanthemum. Because it poses minimal toxic risk to humans, Olyset is particularly valuable where pregnant women, babies and small children are concerned.

Each worker stitches 200 a day and every net has its own unique bar code. Currently there are 3 factories all similar to the one that we saw (the standard is high and very clean,  and I expect equal to ISO 14,000)
There are 3500 workers, of whom 2500 are housed on site with free accommodation and food. They have medicals every 6 months, especially to test for AIDS and the ears (high level of noise in the factory and they have to wear earplugs). Several casual workers wait by the gate in the hope of getting a job.

REMIT  - Rotarians Eliminating Malaria in Tanzania
This Rotary project aims to raise funds to provide chemically impregnated nets, insecticides and medicines as well as
HaemaCue machines to check for malaria. Funding will be provided also for education and awareness through the training of local workers who will go into the villages to educate the local people in the way of symptoms, treatments and prevention. The project is based on getting the local people to take responsibility for the project and then supplying the technical expertise and equipment required. The two Rotary clubs of Arusha are the local partners.

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