Night Guard: Unfolding the Protective Effects of the Mosquito Net

New technology keeps improving bednets to better protect people from malaria

USAID
USAID
Aug 16, 2018 · 4 min read
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Ruth Mushinge prepares her mosquito net in her home near Mundabi, Zambia. / John Healey, USAID

Each year, malaria kills about 445,000 people and is especially deadly for young children and pregnant women.

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It is important to encourage people to properly use and care for their nets. / Health Communication Capacity Collaborative
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A couple in Senegal demonstrates how to correctly tuck in the seams of an treated bednet in order to protect children from mosquito bites. / Maggie Hallahan
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Measuring holes in nets is a part of durability monitoring, which studies how nets survive wear and tear over time. / Ana Paula Abìlio
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Handing out nets to students through schools is one way USAID increases the number of people using nets. / Riccardo Gangale, VectorWorks Courtesy of Photoshare

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