Sleeping under an insecticide-treated net (ITN) is the most widely adopted preventive measure against malaria. ITNs are effective because in the majority of malaria-endemic regions of the world, the female mosquito that transmits malaria only bites at night. ITNs – and in particular long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), represent a cost effective means of malaria prevention for at risk populations.
This highly effective vector control method protects people from malaria-carrying mosquitoes in at least three ways:
This advocacy brief provides an overview of different types of nets, distribution methods, insecticide resistance, Malaria Consortium's response and a list of recommendations.Keywords: [Advocacy and policy][Private sector][Vector control]
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