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long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)

‘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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Author(s): 
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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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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Insecticide-treated nets mass distribution campaign: benefits and lessons in Zambia

April 25, 2018 - 15:01 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Freddie Masaninga, Nawa Mukumbuta, Elizabeth Kawesha-Chizema, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:173, 24 April 2018

Free mass distribution of LLINs policy was adopted in 2005 in Zambia.

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Nationwide insecticide resistance status and biting behaviour of malaria vector species in the Democratic Republic of Congo

March 28, 2018 - 15:41 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Francis Wat’senga, Emile Zola Manzambi, Richard M. Oxborough, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:129, 27 March 2018

The finding of widespread resistance to permethrin in DRC is concerning and alternative insecticides should be evaluated.

Mosquito net coverage in years between mass distributions: a case study of Tanzania, 2013

March 6, 2018 - 15:16 -- Open Access
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Zawadi M. Mboma, Hans J. Overgaard, Sarah Moore, John Bradley, Jason Moore, Dennis J. Massue, Karen Kramer, Jo Lines and Lena M. Lorenz
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:100, 1 March 2018

Two years after the last mass campaign, the percentage of households or population with access to LLINs was low.

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Decreasing proportion of Anopheles darlingi biting outdoors between long-lasting insecticidal net distributions in peri-Iquitos, Amazonian Peru

February 21, 2018 - 17:14 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Catharine Prussing, Marta Moreno, Jan E. Conn, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:86, 20 February 2018

This study identified a decreasing proportion of exophagic An. darlingi in two villages in the years between LLIN distributions.

A qualitative study of use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for intended and unintended purposes in Adami Tullu, East Shewa Zone, Ethiopia

February 7, 2018 - 16:05 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Zerihun Doda, Tarekegn Solomon, Eskindir Loha, Taye Gari and Bernt Lindtjørn
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:69, 6 February 2018

Behavioural, socio-cultural, economic and ecological conditions coupled with deficiencies in perceived bed net design and distribution policies; weak education, communication and social support structures were important in understanding and accounting for why a low level of intended use and a rampant misuse and repurposed use in Adami Tullu community of Ethiopia.

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Impact of insecticide resistance in Anopheles arabiensis on malaria incidence and prevalence in Sudan and the costs of mitigation

December 27, 2017 - 12:52 -- Open Access
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Hmooda Toto Kafy, Bashir Adam Ismail, Immo Kleinschmidt, et al.
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PNAS December 26, 2017 vol. 114 no. 52 E11267-E11275

Insecticide-based interventions have contributed to ∼78% of the reduction in the malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000.

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