A New Partnership has been Unfolded
Vectorcide International Ltd is delighted to announce that we have been chosen by UNOPS to work in partnership on a major worldwide affordable housing project.
“Ensuring that people have an adequate and sanitary place to call home is a prerequisite for enhancing social and economic opportunities and stimulating economic growth and development,” said UNOPS Executive Director Grete Faremo, in a public speech when the project was first announced.
“That’s why UNOPS has made affordable housing a core focus of its Social Impact Investing Initiative. We are proud to be working with the Government of Kenya to facilitate new kinds of investment in Kenya’s affordable housing sector and to help make its housing priorities a reality,” she said.
UNOPS Social Impact Investing Initiative
UNOPS Social Impact Investing Initiative seeks to de-risk and structure infrastructure investment projects in an effort to help attract financing from the private sector. Projects selected are subjected to a rigorous and comprehensive process that will ensure a positive environmental, social and economic impact, with above-market rates financial returns.
As part of this agreement, UNOPS will seek to mobilize resources from its funding partners to support this initiative. So far, the agreement is for a staggering 850,000 homes across countries with the greatest need. Among those to benefit will be India, Pakistan, Ghana and Kenya – places where, it can’t be emphasised enough, an influx of genuinely affordable new housing will be an astonishing boom to local communities in dire need of investment.
Vectorcide’s role within this amazing international development will be to deliver their patented and innovative VC insecticidal (killing of mosquitos) coating onto each house built under this remarkable initiative.
Company spokesperson, (NAME) says: – ‘We’re obviously delighted that our technology is going to be used in such an important global initiative. The truth, that insects kill more people worldwide per annum than any other disease, must become more widely known if this silent killer is to be combatted. We’re truly honoured to be involved in this multi-agency, multi-country, project and we can’t wait to show the first pictures from these amazing new developments.’
Our highly advanced insecticide coating will be applied to the interior ceilings of every home built as part of the affordable housing projects, meaning that over 99% of mosquitoes will be killed on contact before they can infect anyone in the home. This will help dramatically reduce the instances of infection and death within these countries, and it’s to be hoped that the work can be built and expanded upon to have even farther reach in future years.
How often does recoating need to be done?
Our patented coating and unique application method mean that we need only apply the coating once every 12 months, at just 1 litre of coating per average-sized room. This is a safe and truly sustainable way of combating one of the world’s biggest killers, and it’s a matter of international importance that we continue to push to grow into other markets and areas so we can provide this service to even more people and places than ever before.