Bednets Reduce Malaria

This brief focuses on the following points:

  • More than one million lives could be saved annually if insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) were routinely used by the populations at greatest risk of malaria.
  • Several models for delivery of ITNs have been developed, and the choice among them depends on how capable the commercial sector is to provide bednets.
  • A new technology for dipping nets may soon turn people's conventional bednets into long-lasting bednets.
Length: 
2 p
Year: 
2005
Organization: 
INFO Project at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs
Languages: 
English