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insecticide-treated nets (ITNs)

Bed net care practices and associated factors in western Kenya

August 19, 2019 - 17:33 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ellen M. Santos, Jenna E. Coalson, Elizabeth T. Jacobs, Yann C. Klimentidis, Stephen Munga, Maurice Agawo, Elizabeth Anderson, Nancy Stroupe and Kacey C. Ernst
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:274, 14 August 2019

Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are effective for malaria prevention and are designed to provide nearly 5 years of mosquito protection. However, many ITNs and LLINs become damaged and ineffective for mosquito bite prevention within 1 to 2 years in field conditions. Non-adherence to recommended bed net care and repair practices may partially explain this shortened net longevity.

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Dynamics and monitoring of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors across mainland Tanzania from 1997 to 2017: a systematic review

March 27, 2019 - 16:04 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Deokary Joseph Matiya, Anitha B. Philbert, Winifrida Kidima and Johnson J. Matowo
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:102, 26 March 2019

This review has shown the dynamics and monitoring of insecticide resistance in malaria vector populations across mainland Tanzanian.

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Factors influencing the use of malaria prevention strategies by women in Senegal: a cross-sectional study

November 21, 2017 - 15:17 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mouhamed Abdou Salam Mbengue, Amy K. Bei, Aminata Mboup, Ambroise Ahouidi, Moussa Sarr, Souleymane Mboup and Oumar Gaye
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:470, 21 November 2017

This study has shown important factors that influence the uptake of malaria prevention methods during pregnancy in Senegal.

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Effectiveness of the delivery of interventions to prevent malaria in pregnancy in Kenya

April 19, 2016 - 17:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Stephanie Dellicour, Jenny Hill, Jayne Webster, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:221, 18 April 2016

This study found that delivery of IPTp and ITNs through ANC was ineffective and more so for higher-level facilities.

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Enhanced Protection against Malaria by Indoor Residual Spraying in Addition to Insecticide Treated Nets: Is It Dependent on Transmission Intensity or Net Usage?

April 6, 2015 - 08:41 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Philippa A. West, Natacha Protopopoff, Alexandra Wright, Zuhura Kivaju, Robinson Tigererwa, Franklin W. Mosha, William Kisinza, Mark Rowland, Immo Kleinschmidt
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PLoS ONE 10(3): e0115661

Implementing IRS in addition to ITNs was beneficial for individuals from villages with a wide range of transmission intensities and net utilisation levels.

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Improving estimates of insecticide-treated mosquito net coverage from household surveys: using geographic coordinates to account for endemicity

July 21, 2014 - 16:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Burgert CR, Bradley SE, Arnold F, Eckert E
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :254 (4 July 2014)

Incorporating this study’s basic and easily reproducible approach into estimates of ITN coverage is applicable and even preferable in countries with areas at no/low risk of malaria and will help ensure that the highest-quality data are available to inform programmatic decisions in countries affected by malaria.

Mass distribution of free insecticide-treated nets do not interfere with continuous net distribution in Tanzania

June 10, 2014 - 12:34 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Eze IC, Kramer K, Msengwa A, Mandike R, Lengeler C
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :196 (27 May 2014)

The key components of the National Treated Nets Programme (NATNETS) seem to work harmoniously, leading to a high level of net use in the entire population.

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Indoor Residual Spraying in Combination with Insecticide-Treated Nets Compared to Insecticide-Treated Nets Alone for Protection against Malaria: A Cluster Randomised Trial in Tanzania

April 23, 2014 - 12:22 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Philippa A. West, Natacha Protopopoff, Alexandra Wright, Zuhura Kivaju, Robinson Tigererwa, Franklin W. Mosha, William Kisinza, Mark Rowland, Immo Kleinschmidt
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PLoS Med 11(4): e1001630

Background

Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) of houses provide effective malaria transmission control. There is conflicting evidence about whether it is more beneficial to provide both interventions in combination. A cluster randomised controlled trial was conducted to investigate whether the combination provides added protection compared to ITNs alone.

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Chemicals, Climate, and Control: Increasing the Effectiveness of Malaria Vector Control Tools by Considering Relevant Temperatures

November 5, 2013 - 10:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Katey D. Glunt, Justine I. Blanford, Krijn P. Paaijmans
Reference: 
PLoS Pathog 9(10): e1003602
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Malaria vector control currently relies almost exclusively on killing adult mosquitoes with chemical insecticides. Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs), and indoor residual sprays (IRS) aim to repel, disable, and/or kill mosquitoes on contact.

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Morbidity and mortality due to malaria in Est Mono district, Togo, from 2005 to 2010: a times series analysis

November 26, 2012 - 12:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Landoh ED, Tchamdja P, Saka B, Tint KS, Gitta SN, Wasswa P, Jager C
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2012, 11:389 (23 November 2012)
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This study showed an increase of malaria prevalence despite the implementation of the use of ACT and CHW strategies.

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