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LLINs

What is a Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN)?

An LLIN is a mosquito net impregnated with insecticide.

The insecticide is cleverly bound within the fibres that make up the netting and is 'slow released' over a 4-5 year period. Hence 'long lasting'.

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Wuli District, Gambia  

Nets: 2,100 LLINs
When: Feb-Aug 10
Distributed by  PCV    PCV


Malaria is a big problem in The Gambia.

6 related distributions will take place in Wuli District in the far east of the country. It is among the most remote ('up-country') areas of The Gambia. Some 38,000 people live in 87 villages in the district.

The region has poor access to the regional and national health infrastructure and has not had a bednet distribution in at least the last few years.

Documentation

Map

Locations

A distribution sometimes takes place in a number of locations. Each location may have its own pictures and video.

Survey status

Surveys take place 6, 18, 30 and 42 months post-distribution. A survey of 50 households provides sample information on what proportion of nets continue to be used, if they are used correctly and the state of the nets.

  • Expected
  • Not expected
  • Very good/good
  • Acceptable
  • Not OK
  • Partner Refused
# LLINs LocationWhenStatus  Surveys
400   Ginak and surrounding villages Feb-Apr 10 Status Photos
Not expected
800   Jah Kunda and surrounding villages Feb-Apr 10 Status Photos
Not expected
900   Kanubah and surrounding villages Jun-Dec 10 Status Photos
Not expected

Distribution status

The bednet distribution programmes go through a number of different states from being manufactured to being installed over a head/bed:
  • Being manufactured
  • Ready at factory
  • En-route to country
  • Arrived in country
  • En-route to zone
  • Being distributed
  • Distribution complete

Survey status and net condition

Surveys take place 6, 18, 30 and 42 months post-distribution. A survey of 50 households provides sample information on what proportion of nets continue to be used, if they are used correctly and the state of the nets.

   Survey status
  • Expected
  • Not expected
  • Partner Refused
   Net condition
  • Very good/good
  • Acceptable
  • Not OK