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Bednets responsible for 99% of the 1 million malaria deaths prevented over last decade


A study published in Malaria Journal suggests "that funding for malaria prevention in Africa over the past decade has had a substantial impact on decreasing child deaths due to malaria." The study tries to quantify the impact on malaria mortality over the past decade (2001-2010) resulting from the scale-up of malaria prevention intervention. It says that "ITNs accounted for 99% of the lives saved." and recommends that "rapidly achieving and then maintaining universal coverage of these interventions should be an urgent priority for malaria control programmes in the future."

 You can view both the abstract and the paper online.




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