20 nets = 1 child's life
Statistically, 20 long-lasting insecticide treated nets installed = one child’s life saved.
This is because the impact on mortality rates of bednet use is one life saved per 160 bednet years.
Each long-lasting insecticide treated net is effective for 4 years and on average 2 children sleep under each net.
Therefore 20 nets x the 4 year life of each net x 2 children under each net = 160 bednet years... = 1 life saved.
Each LLIN costs US$5. That’s US$100 a life.