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long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)

Bed net care practices and associated factors in western Kenya

August 19, 2019 - 17:33 -- Open Access
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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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Transmission risk beyond the village: entomological and human factors contributing to residual malaria transmission in an area approaching malaria elimination on the Thailand–Myanmar border

July 8, 2019 - 16:49 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Hannah M. Edwards, Patchara Sriwichai, Kirakorn Kirabittir, Jetsumon Prachumsri, Irwin F. Chavez and Jeffrey Hii
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:221, 1 July 2019

A mixed methods study was conducted to look at the magnitude of residual malaria transmission (RMT) and factors contributing to low (< 1% prevalence), but sustained transmission in rural communities on the Thai–Myanmar border.

LLIN Evaluation in Uganda Project (LLINEUP): factors associated with childhood parasitaemia and anaemia 3 years after a national long-lasting insecticidal net distribution campaign: a cross-sectional survey

June 24, 2019 - 16:02 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sheila Rugnao, Samuel Gonahasa, Sarah G. Staedke, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:207, 24 June 2019

Recent reductions in malaria burden have been attributed largely to long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). In March–June 2017, approximately 3 years after a national LLIN distribution campaign, a cross-sectional community survey was conducted to investigate factors associated with malaria parasitaemia and anaemia, in advance of Uganda’s 2017–2018 LLIN campaign.

Impact of combining indoor residual spraying and long-lasting insecticidal nets on Anopheles arabiensis in Ethiopia: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial

May 28, 2019 - 11:42 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Oljira Kenea, Meshesha Balkew, Habte Tekie, Wakgari Deressa, Eskindir Loha, Bernt Lindtjørn and Hans J. Overgaard
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:182, 24 May 2019

Indoor residual house spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are the key front-line malaria vector interventions against Anopheles arabiensis, the sole primary malaria vector in Ethiopia. Universal coverage of both interventions has been promoted and there is a growing demand in combinations of interventions for malaria control and elimination. This study compared the impact on entomological outcomes of combining IRS and LLINs with either intervention alone in Adami Tullu district, south-central Ethiopia. The epidemiological outcomes were recently published on a separate paper.

Long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying may not be sufficient to eliminate malaria in a low malaria incidence area: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial in Ethiopia

April 22, 2019 - 12:33 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Eskindir Loha, Wakgari Deressa, Bernt Lindtjørn, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:141, 18 April 2019

The clinical malaria incidence and anaemia prevalence were similar in the four study groups.

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Use and retention of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) in a malaria risk area in the Brazilian Amazon: a 5-year follow-up intervention

March 27, 2019 - 16:01 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Jessica Oliveira de Sousa, Bernardino Claudio de Albuquerque, José Rodrigues Coura and Martha Cecilia Suárez-Mutis
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:100, 25 March 2019

High ownership and retention of the LLINs was observed in the intervention group.

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‘For the poor, sleep is leisure’: understanding perceptions, barriers and motivators to mosquito net care and repair in southern Tanzania

October 23, 2018 - 14:59 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Zawadi M. Mboma, Angel Dillip, Karen Kramer, Hannah Koenker, George Greer and Lena M. Lorenz
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:375, 22 October 2018

In Ruangwa, net care was defined as overall net maintenance, such as cleanliness, and not directly associated with the prevention of damage as reported in other studies.

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Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets for Malaria Control in Myanmar and Nigeria: Lessons from the Past, Tools for the Future

July 15, 2018 - 16:58 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Michael B. Macdonald
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Global Health: Science and Practice June 2018, 6(2):237-24

While having saved many lives over the past decade, continued dependence on mass distribution of free long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is not sufficient and may not be sustainable.

Planning and implementation of a countrywide campaign to deliver over 16 million long-lasting insecticidal nets in Mozambique

July 14, 2018 - 15:21 -- Open Access
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Jorge A. H. Arroz, Baltazar Candrinho, Marcy Erskine, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:254, 9 July 2018

The collaborative planning process and strong coordination of campaign actors allowed Mozambique’s NMCP and partners to successfully carry out the first countrywide LLINs UCC in the country.

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Bed nets used to protect against malaria do not last long in a semi-arid area of Ethiopia: a cohort study

June 26, 2018 - 16:21 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Tarekegn Solomon, Eskindir Loha, Wakgari Deressa, Meshesha Balkew, Taye Gari, Hans J. Overgaard and Bernt Lindtjørn
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:239, 20 June 2018

The study showed that the median serviceable life of LLINs is only 12 months.

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