Delivering insecticide-treated nets for malaria prevention: innovative strategies

by Paul J Krezanoski
Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine, 22 September 2016

9 pp. 201 kB

The effectiveness of the delivery of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in order to prevent malaria relies on activities that include ITN manufacturing and design, integration into national and international malaria prevention policies, supplying and distributing ITNs to households and individuals, and, finally, programs focused on spurring demand for and use of ITNs by individuals at risk. This paper reviews some recent innovative strategies for ITN delivery across these four domains, places these innovations within the context of the history of ITN deployment, and identifies opportunities to further improve the effectiveness of this ubiquitous public health tool.

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