ALMERE, 22 March 2016. Today, two Dutch organisations that share a passion for making malaria history joined forces through the creation of a unique partnership. Tropicare, which runs the Care Plus® brand, encourages travellers, tourists, and day trippers to travel as healthy as possible. It has an extensive offering of products that are specifically designed for travellers to protect themselves against mosquito bites and malaria, such as repellents, bednets, and impregnated clothing. The Dutch Malaria Foundation’s mission is to contribute to a world free of malaria and has a strong focus on the provision of (scientific) information on malaria through its unique online platform MalariaWorld.
‘It is no surprise that we found each other’, says Tropicare’s CEO Arnoud Aalbersberg. We have known each other for years and always kept on bumping into each other at events. 'We aim to protect travellers and the Foundation informs the global malaria community about the latest developments in products to protect both people living in malarious countries as well as travellers. We thus have a common interest. Developments in research and control are going fast, and it is therefore essential to keep each other informed. We are proud to start supporting MalariaWorld to further this goal’, he added. Aalbersberg stood at the cradle of the Dutch Malaria Foundation and has joined the Foundation’s Advisory Board.
Ingeborg van Schayk, Director of the Dutch Malaria Foundation, is delighted with the partnership. ‘Since we won the Social Media Award 2015, MalariaWorld is receiving a lot of attention globally. This has now resulted in the partnership with Tropicare, which will help us to improve and expand our services to the global malaria community of which more than 8800 have now subscribed to MalariaWorld.
Tropicare has partnered with the Dutch Malaria Foundation to co-finance and support the MalariaWorld editorial team for an undefined period of time.
For more information about Tropicare, see: http://www.careplus.eu/en/
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Arnoud Aalbersberg, CEO Tropicare, congratulates Ingeborg van Schayk, Director Dutch Malaria Foundation