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mosquito net

, netting
a fine curtain or net put in windows, around beds, etc., to keep mosquitoes out
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This study is the first clinical trial that has compared a bed net with two active ingredients, a pyrethroid plus an insect growth hormone, against the traditional widely-used nets treated with the pyrethroid insecticide alone.
We obtained the lists of parishes and households that benefited from the mass bed net distribution exercise from the division headquarters, local village chairpersons, and village health team members (VHTs), respectively.
The Against Malaria Foundation (againstmalaria.com) supplies effective bed nets for about $4 each to families in areas where malaria is a major killer.
On the other hand, low income can increase incidence of malaria by reducing capacity to buy bed nets and other preventive measures.
Professor Steve Lindsay, from Durham University's School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, said: "Our research looked at whether or not a combination of bed nets and spraying homes with insecticide could reduce further cases of malaria, but we found no evidence that this was a more effective method of combating mosquitos."
"Our advice is that high bed net coverage is sufficient to protect people against malaria in areas of low or moderate transmission.
(7) We set-up an econometric framework for studying this problem and apply it to the design of welfare-maximizing allocation of subsidies for bed nets. Using the same data as in study 2 described above, we estimate that a government that can afford to distribute bed net subsidies to only 50 percent of its target population can, if using an allocation rule based on multiple covariates, increase bed net coverage by 17 to 20 percentage points relative to random allocation.
About 70% (n=168) of the respondents could correctly answer that Malaria could be prevented by sleeping inside bed net and only 11.2% (n=27) stated that ITN could be used to prevent Malaria.
Bed net use rate was measured for all 400 nets in the first intervention village after 4 days, one month (Table 6), and 3 years.
Every donation of $10 covers the cost of one bed net for a family in need.
The foundation's Where's The Net campaign looks to raise money and awareness of how giving an anti-malarial bed net to those in need can protect up to two people from the disease.
least one bed net, and 96 per cent of persons with access to a net use it.