Kansai Paint solidifies partnership with IPPF to tackle mosquito-borne diseases and share best practice
Kansai Paint Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan; President: Mr. Hiroshi Ishino) and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore a partnership that will provide anti-mosquito paints for health clinics while supporting IPPF’s shift towards innovative business approaches and social entrepreneurship.
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a London based global non-governmental organization. IPPF works in over 150 countries to empower the most vulnerable women, men and young people across society in order to provide them access to life-saving services and programmes, and to live their life with dignity.
The partnership will look to achieve tangible outcomes for improving hygiene and sanitation for the world’s most vulnerable people. This Memorandum recognizes the shared interest in and commitment to improving people’s general and reproductive health, including tackling mosquito-borne diseases and in contributing to human security by the joint provision of services and products.
Kansai Paint President, Mr Hiroshi Ishino, said
“Kansai Paint can protect people’s lives with its innovative coating and paint products that are both high quality and technologically advanced and that were specifically developed to help prevent diseases and their transmission. IPPF highly values these products. Under the agreement we signed today, Kansai Paint and IPPF will work together to further protect people’s health worldwide.”
IPPF Director General, Mr. Tewodros Melesse, talked of how the partnership fits with IPPF’s vision of working in more creative and sustainable ways,
“IPPF will help Kansai Paint deliver its innovative products to new markets and will learn from Kansai Paint’s expertise in business, including its management systems, supply chain management approach, innovation processes, and how it continues to meet customers’ needs in a changing world. I believe these are areas of expertise which can help IPPF to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of our own activities.”
Kansai Paint was first introduced to IPPF through its work with FRHAM (IPPF’s Member Association in Malaysia), where Kansai’s mosquito repelling paint has helped to improve health clinic environments and boosted protection for clients and staff from mosquito bites. That initial project will be closely followed by an initiative to be implemented by Kansai and Amodefa, the IPPF Member Association in Mozambique, who will be next to benefit from this exciting collaboration.