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RD methodology

Correlation of textile ‘resistance to damage’ scores with actual physical survival of long-lasting insecticidal nets in the field

January 13, 2021 - 08:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Albert Kilian, Emmanuel Obi, Hannah Koenker, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:29, 7 January 2021

Attempts have been made to link procurement of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) not only to the price but also the expected performance of the product. However, to date it has not been possible to identify a specific textile characteristic that predicts physical durability in the field. The recently developed resistance to damage (RD) score could provide such a metric. This study uses pooled data from durability monitoring to explore the usefulness of the RD methodology.

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