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Participants 530,600
US$ 160,673,715
Nets 71,056,327

Distributed by Vass Medical Foundation

The Vass Medical Foundation is a UK and Nigeria based medical charity committed solely to the fight against malaria. The foundation consists of a team of doctors, pharmacists, scientists, entrepreneurs and other people who believe given the right support the war against this menace, which is a threat for up to 40% of the world's population, can be won.

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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Benin City, Nigeria  

Nets: 20,000 LLINs
When: Feb-Mar 08
Distributed by  Vass Medical Foundation    Vass Medical Foundation


Malaria is a huge problem in Nigeria where an estimated 300,000 people die from malaria every year. 70% of these avoidable deaths are of children under 5 and pregnant women. The area in and around Benin City is badly affected. 1 million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are needed in this region.

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
3,230   Afuze Referral Medical Centre, A... Feb-Mar 08 Status Photos Videos
Not expected
Not expected
Not expected
2,460   Ago-Iwoye Feb-Mar 08 Status Photos Videos
Not expected
Not expected
Not expected
4,970   Irrua Federal Teaching Hospital Feb-Mar 08 Status Photos Videos
Not expected
Not expected
Not expected

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
7,000   Josie Russell Clinic, Benin City Feb-Mar 08 Status Photos Videos
Not expected
Not expected
Not expected
2,340   Modic Medical Centre, Afuze Dist... Feb-Mar 08 Status Photos Videos
Not expected
Not expected
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

Josie Russell Clinic, Benin City, Nigeria

 

Status Distribution complete Distribution complete

The distribution was completed successfully as planned.


Photoset editor: Andrew Garner