The impact of COVID-19 on the fight against malaria in Uganda
At the start of December 2020, a digital interview between Arnoud Aalbersberg (Care Plus®️) and Ashaba Faridah (Bambino Life Foundation) took place to discuss the effects of COVID-19 on malaria in Uganda.
Uganda got ahead of COVID-19 before there were any cases. The president put the country under lockdown and closed the borders which resulted in a relatively low number of COVID-19 deaths in Uganda, but the strict lockdown measures affected the outreaches and malaria prevention as well. Moreover, the risk of malaria infection increased as people stayed more inside their houses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 gets way more attention than malaria, whereas malaria makes more deathly victims than COVID-19. The number of potential deaths from malaria is almost back to the level of 15 years ago. Outreaches at which information about malaria prevention and printed mosquito nets are distributed are therefore of vital importance.
In this podcast, host and CEO of Care Plus/Travel Health Group Arnoud Aalbersberg has a very interesting conversation with dr Amit Lotan, founder and CEO of Nidaria Israel, expert in sunscreen and jellyfish sting protection. They discuss jellyfish more in depth, amongst others their lifecyle, their interesting and very powerful stinging mechanism and some different types of (dangerous) jellyfish.
Moreover, Amit reveals the 5 steps to prevent yourself from being stung by a jellyfish and debate treatments that won’t work after a jellyfish sting. He will also explain what clownfish (Nemo) has to do with jellyfish sting protection.
Last subject in their talk is sunscreen, as Nidaria offers a sunscreen that protects against jellyfish stings, that’s in the Care Plus sunscreen assortment. Amit explains Nidaria’s cooperation with “Friend of the Sea” to create a marine friendly or coral reef friendly environment.
Recorded live in the 247streaming studio in B. Amsterdam.
On the 20th of Augustus 2020 it is World Mosquito Day. In honor of this day we raise awareness to the major consequences of a mosquito bite. Did you know that the mosquito is the deadliest animal in the world? Care Plus Chief Mosquito Officer Arnoud Aalbersberg has a very inspiring and interesting conversation with mosquito biologist Bart Knols.
They discuss some very urgent and interesting topics like how to eradicate Malaria and the upcoming risk of the growing population of Tiger Mosquitos in Europe. Recorded live in the 247streaming studio in B. Amsterdam.
In honour of Tick week in the Netherlands (June 22-26 2020) we definitely wanted to take this opportunity to highlight and share our knowledge around ticks. With over 28 years expertise in safe and healthy travelling, we know the importance of prevention from tick bites. Ticks can be dangerous as some of them might carry the Borrelia Burgdorferi bacteria or TBE virus. We are in conversation with two tick experts to display some trends, talk about urban legends and moreover create more awareness in prevention of a tick bite. Made possible by 247 streaming with our host and founder/CEO of Care Plus/Travel Health group Arnoud Aalbersberg and two guests:
Fedor Gassner ( NL, Independent expert in biological risks, Wageningen University & Research)
Steve Schofield (CA, Senior Advisor, Communicable Disease Control Program, Directorate of Force Health Protection Canadian Forces Health Services Group Headquarters National Defence / Government of Canada)
Are you curious to find out if the following statement is true or false? “Ticks fall from trees and fall on their prey”. You will find out in this episode, enjoy.
As we believe in safe travels, great stories, we have dedicated this episode to the impact of COVID-19 on the future of travelling. In what way can we re-imagine what tourism will look like post COVID-19? We are in conversation with Isabel Mosk (domestic travel expert), Larry Goodyer (Professor of Pharmacy Practice & Travel Health Expert over 35 years) and Anna Pollock (conscious travelling). Presentation: CEO and founder of Care Plus/Travel Health group Arnoud Aalbersberg. Made possible by 247streaming.
In honour of World Malaria Day, the 25th of April 2020 the Travel Health Group hosted this first podcast with interesting guests who are all involved in contributing to a malaria free world by 2030. All to support our Buy One Give One campaign by Care Plus®. You can listen to insights of Bart Knols (vector biologist), Ashaba Faridah (CEO and founder of Bambino Life Foundation) and Michiel Lampers (import and export manager at The Coffee Quest Europe). Presentation: CEO and founder of Care Plus/Travel Health group Arnoud Aalbersberg. Made possible by 247streaming. Want to know more about the Buy One Give One initiative? malariafree2030.org #malariafreeworld2030