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insecticidal nets (LLINs)

Effectiveness of post-campaign, door-to-door, hang-up, and communication interventions to increase long-lasting, insecticidal bed net utilization in Togo (2011-2012): a cluster randomized, control trial

July 22, 2014 - 08:53 -- Open Access
Desrochers RE, Siekmans K, Berti PR, Bramhill K, Buchan SA, Battah GK, Gbetoglo D, Vignikin K, Sabino A
Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :260 (9 July 2014)



It is well established that insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), in particular long-lasting, insecticidal nets (LLINs), can be used as one of the primary interventions for effective malaria control. A consistent gap between net ownership and use has been observed, indicating that factors exist that prevent an owned mosquito net from being used. One approach used in the context of LLIN campaigns is a post-distribution, door-to-door visit of households with educational messages and to physically assist with hang-up of nets.



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