Variation of physical durability between LLIN products and net use environments: summary of findings from four African countries

Albert Kilian, Emmanuel Obi, Paul Mansiangi, Ana Paula Abílio, Khamis Ameir Haji, Sean Blaufuss, Bolanle Olapeju, Stella Babalola, Hannah Koenker

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Abstract

Background: Physical durability of long-lasting-insecticidal nets (LLIN) is an important aspect of the effectiveness of LLIN as a malaria prevention tool, but there is limited data on performance across locations and products. This secondary analysis of data from the VectorWorks project from 10 sites in four African countries involving six LLIN brands provides such data. Methods: A total of 4672 campaign nets from 1976 households were recruited into prospective cohort studies 2–6 months after distribution through campaigns and followed for 3 years in Mozambique, Nigeria, DRC and Zanzibar, Tanzania. LLIN products included two 100 denier polyester LLIN (DawaPlus® 2.0, PermaNet® 2.0) distributed in five sites and four 150 denier polyethylene LLIN (Royal Sentry®, MAGNet®, DuraNet

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number26
JournalMalaria journal
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Keywords

  • LLIN physical durability
  • Textile resistance to damage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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