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insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs)

Factors associated with the non-use of insecticide-treated nets in Rwandan children

July 19, 2016 - 16:14 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Monique Murindahabi Ruyange, Jeanine Condo, Corine Karema, Agnes Binagwaho, Alphonse Rukundo and Yvette Muyirukazi
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:355, 12 July 2016

Rwanda has achieved high coverage of ITN use and proper use has contributed to a decline in malaria in Rwanda; however, maintaining universal ITN coverage is not enough to protect citizens from this disease.

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Evaluation of a topical formulation of eprinomectin against Anopheles arabiensis when administered to Zebu cattle (Bos indicus) under field conditions

June 21, 2016 - 14:27 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Saul Lozano-Fuentes, Rebekah C. Kading, Daniel A. Hartman, Edward Okoth, Naftaly Githaka, Vishvanath Nene and Richard M. Poché
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:324, 17 June 2016

Systemic drugs may be an important tool by which to supplement existing vector control interventions by significantly impacting outdoor malaria transmission driven by An. arabiensis through the treatment of cattle.

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Effectiveness of post-campaign, door-to-door, hang-up, and communication interventions to increase long-lasting, insecticidal bed net utilization in Togo (2011-2012): a cluster randomized, control trial

July 22, 2014 - 08:53 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Desrochers RE, Siekmans K, Berti PR, Bramhill K, Buchan SA, Battah GK, Gbetoglo D, Vignikin K, Sabino A
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :260 (9 July 2014)

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It is well established that insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), in particular long-lasting, insecticidal nets (LLINs), can be used as one of the primary interventions for effective malaria control. A consistent gap between net ownership and use has been observed, indicating that factors exist that prevent an owned mosquito net from being used. One approach used in the context of LLIN campaigns is a post-distribution, door-to-door visit of households with educational messages and to physically assist with hang-up of nets.

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Challenges in universal coverage and utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets in migrant plantation workers in Myanmar

June 10, 2014 - 15:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nyunt MH, Aye KM, Kyaw MP, Kyaw TT, Hlaing T, Oo K, Zaw NN, Aye TT, San NA
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :211 (2 June 2014)

There should be efforts to improve effective utilization of ITNs by continuous mass free distribution, durability monitoring, surveillance of insecticide resistance of the vector and behaviour change interventions in migrant plantation workers.

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Prevention and management of malaria during pregnancy: findings from a comparative qualitative study in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi

November 26, 2013 - 13:19 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pell C, Meñaca A, Afrah NA, Manda-Taylor L, Chatio S, Were F, Hodgson A, Hamel MJ, Kalilani L, Tagbor H, Pool R
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :427 (20 November 2013)
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Although ITNs were valued as malaria prevention, health messages could address issues that reduce their use during pregnancy in particular contexts

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