Sunday, September 21, 2008

LifeStraw, an invention for Life!

This has got to be one of the most important invention in recent years! LifeStraw is a portable water purifier. It is an award winning invention from Vestergaard Frandsen.

This European company's goal and philosophy to "develop innovative products that prevent the transmission of waterborne and vector-borne diseases in developing countries," is very noble and inspiring.

In Malaysia (and most countries in the World), we take drinking water truly for granted. Most of the daily choices we make with regards to drinking water are what or where to drink. It has never been about whether if the water is safe to drink or not.

Below, we can see how the LifeStraw helps to provide safe drinking water for all those in need.

I am very happy to find out that a device like LifeStraw exist. It must have saved countless of lives since it was introduced. Other life saving and innovative products from Vestergaard Frandsen includes the following:
  • PermaNet - Curtains and bed nets that fight vector-borne diseases such as chagas, dengue, filariasis and leishmaniasis.
  • ZeroFly Tent - "ZeroFly Tent is a disease controlling shelter making use of long-lasting insecticide impregnated materials. No other refugee tent offers this long-term disease controlling effect."