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long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)

Factors influencing the ownership and utilization of long-lasting insecticidal nets for malaria prevention in Ethiopia

July 4, 2017 - 15:37 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Admasu Tassew, Richard Hopkins and Wakgari Deressa
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:262, 1 July 2017

This study found a higher proportion of LLIN ownership and utilization by households than had previously been found in similar studies in Ethiopia, and in many studies in SSA.

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Access to and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets and factors associated with non-use among communities in malaria-endemic areas of Al Hudaydah governorate in the Tihama region, west of Yemen

June 14, 2017 - 15:03 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Samira M. A. Al-Eryani, Mohammed A. K. Mahdy, Abdulsalam M. Al-Mekhlafi and Rashad Abdul-Ghani
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:244, 9 June 2017

This study shows a low LLIN access rate among local communities targeted for universal LLIN coverage in Al Hudaydah, a malaria-endemic area of high transmission.

Developing an expanded vector control toolbox for malaria elimination

May 25, 2017 - 09:08 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Gerry F Killeen, Allison Tatarsky, Roland D Gosling, et al.
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BMJ Global Healthm April 26, 2017, 2 (2) e000211

Vector control using long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) accounts for most of the malaria burden reductions achieved recently in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Insecticide-treated durable wall lining (ITWL): future prospects for control of malaria and other vector-borne diseases

May 25, 2017 - 08:14 -- Open Access
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Louisa A. Messenger and Mark Rowland
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:213, 22 May 2017

While long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are the cornerstones of malaria vector control throughout sub-Saharan Africa, there is an urgent need for the development of novel insecticide delivery mechanisms to sustain and consolidate gains in disease reduction and to transition towards malaria elimination and eradication.

Combining indoor and outdoor methods for controlling malaria vectors: an ecological model of endectocide-treated livestock and insecticidal bed nets

March 15, 2017 - 16:00 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Laith Yakob, Mary Cameron and Jo Lines
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:114, 13 March 2017

Targeting blood-feeding mosquitoes by treating livestock with endectocides offers a potentially useful complement to existing malaria control programmes centred on LLIN distribution.

WHO cone bio-assays of classical and new-generation long-lasting insecticidal nets call for innovative insecticides targeting the knock-down resistance mechanism in Benin

February 15, 2017 - 17:31 -- Open Access
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Marius Allossogbe, Virgile Gnanguenon, Martin Akogbeto, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:77, 15 February 2017

This study showed that the new-generation LLINs treated with pyrethroids and PBO showed better efficacy compared to conventional LLINs.

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Physical integrity and residual bio-efficacy of used LLINs in three cities of the South-West region of Cameroon 4 years after the first national mass-distribution campaign

January 24, 2017 - 17:56 -- Open Access
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Stravensky T. Boussougou-Sambe, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Geraud C. T. Tasse, Josiane Etang, Jerome A. Binyang, Lynda D. Nouage, Gaston Wamba, Peter Enyong and Eric B. Fokam
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:31, 17 January 2017

These findings pinpoint the need for more frequent replacement of LLINs especially for people with low SES and also the need for the promotion of good practices on the maintenance and washing of nets.

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The effect of small solar powered ‘Bͻkͻͻ’ net fans on mosquito net use: results from a randomized controlled cross-over trial in southern Ghana

January 7, 2017 - 14:33 -- Open Access
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Olivier J. T. Briët, Joshua O. Yukich, Joseph Keating, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:12, 3 January 2017

This pilot study could not provide definitive evidence that fans increase net use.

Perceptions on the effect of small electric fans on comfort inside bed nets in southern Ghana: a qualitative study

December 7, 2016 - 17:15 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Mulako S. Jaeger, Olivier J. T. Briët, Joseph Keating, Collins K. Ahorlu, Joshua O. Yukich, Samuel Oppong, Peter Nardini and Constanze Pfeiffer
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:580, 1 December 2016

The general acceptance of the net fan system by the study participants highlights the potential of the intervention to improve comfort inside mosquito nets.

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Communication for behavioural impact in enhancing utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets among mothers of under-five children in rural North Sudan: an experimental study

October 18, 2016 - 18:23 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Yousif Mohammed Elmosaad, Magda Elhadi, Asif Khan, Elfatih Mohamed Malik and Ilias Mahmud
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:509, 18 October 2016

These results established the usefulness of COMBI strategy for increasing awareness about malaria, developing a positive perception towards malaria prevention and, increasing the utilization of LLINs.

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