Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets
Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs) are used as one element in preventing malaria. USAID, which funds the USAID Deliver Project states that LLINs "have proven highly effective in killing the mosquitoes that transmit malaria. In addition, the netting also acts as a protective barrier, helping to prevent the mosquito from biting. Consistently sleeping under an LLIN can decrease severe malaria by 45 percent, reduce premature births by 42 percent, and reduce all causes of child mortality by 17 to 63 percent."
Manufacturers of LLINs
LLINs that are currently being assessed, as of September 2008, by the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme are:
- Tana Netting, a company based in Thailand which has developed the DawaPlus 2.0 net;
- Clarke Mosquito Control, a company based in the USA which has developed the Duranet, which is currently in WHOPES - Phase III testing and evaluation;
- Sumitomo, a company based in Japan, which has developed the Olyset net and is currently undergoing "large-scale field testing for validation of 5-year efficacy and durability";
- BASF USA which has developed the Interceptor net;
- Syngenta, a Swiss company which has developed a net treated with Lambda-cyhalothrin, an insecticide;
- Vestergaard Frandsen, a company based in Switzerland which has developed the PermaNet 2.0, which is currently in WHOPES - Phase III testing and evaluation, as well as the PermaNet 2.5 and PermaNet 3.0 nets.
Articles and Resources
Related SourceWatch Articles
- John Snow, Inc., "Malaria Commodities", USAID | Deliver Project website, accessed January 2009.
- World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme, "Pesticide products under WHOPES laboratory and or field testing and evaluation", World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme website, September 2008.
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