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.