Discussion on Long-lasting Insecticidal Net Availability

Philip Coticelli | 23 Apr 2007 | Africa Fighting Malaria

The World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme has published an official response to AFM's Occasional Paper, "WHOPES and Its Impact on Long-lasting Insecticidal Net Availability", reaffirming the WHO's technical role in reviewing new LN technologies.

Comparison of coverage with insecticide-treated nets in a Tanzanian town and villages where nets and insecticide are either marketed or provided free of charge

Maxwell et al | 21 May 2006 | Malaria Journal

There is much emphasis on social marketing as a means of scaling up coverage with insecticide-treated nets and the question has arisen whether nets provided free-of-charge will be looked after by householders.

Evaluation of Olysetâ„¢ insecticide-treated nets distributed seven years previously in Tanzania

Adriana Tami et al | 29 Jun 2004 | Malaria Journal

Insecticide-treated nets represent currently a key malaria control strategy, but low insecticide re-treatment rates remain problematic. Olyset™ nets are currently one of two long-lasting insecticidal nets recommended by WHO. An assessment was carried out of the effect of Olyset™ nets after seven years of use in rural Tanzania.

Malaria prevention in highland Kenya: indoor residual house-spraying vs. insecticide-treated bednets

Guyatt et al | 20 Apr 2002 | Tropical Medicine and International Health

This study compares the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of indoor residual house-spraying (IRS) and insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) against infection with Plasmodium falciparum as part of malaria control in the highlands of western Kenya.

Comparison of house spraying and insecticide-treated nets for malaria control

C. F. Curtis & A. E. Mnzava | 01 Jan 2000 | Bulletin of the World Health Organization

The efficacies of using residual house spraying and insecticide-treated nets against malaria vectors are compared, using data from six recent comparisons in Africa, Asia and Melanesia.