by Sabine Renggli, Renata Mandike, Karen Kramer et al.
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:85 (4 March 2013)
From 2008 to 2010, a mass distribution campaign delivered nine million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) free-of-charge to children under-five years of age in Tanzania mainland. In 2010 and 2011, a Universal Coverage Campaign (UCC) led by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) was implemented to cover all sleeping spaces not yet reached through previous initiatives. Close collaboration among the MoHSW, donors, contracted partners, local government authorities and volunteers made it possible to carry out one of the largest LLIN distribution campaigns conducted in Africa to date that will likely result in further decline in child mortality rates in Tanzania, helping to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 6.