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.
long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)
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.
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.
The study showed that the median serviceable life of LLINs is only 12 months.
Free mass distribution of LLINs policy was adopted in 2005 in Zambia.
The finding of widespread resistance to permethrin in DRC is concerning and alternative insecticides should be evaluated.
Two years after the last mass campaign, the percentage of households or population with access to LLINs was low.
This study identified a decreasing proportion of exophagic An. darlingi in two villages in the years between LLIN distributions.
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.
Insecticide-based interventions have contributed to ∼78% of the reduction in the malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa since 2000.