Study: Choose bed nets over insecticide

| December 15, 2014

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According to the World Health Organization’s annual World Malaria Report, the global number of deaths due to malaria fell by 47 per cent between 2000 and 2013. The Report also stated that malaria cases steadily declined because of improved access to testing, treatment and bed nets.

A study by British medical journal The Lancet concluded that bed nets are the most cost-effective solution to tackling malaria, costing an average of $2.20 U.S. per person compared to $6.70 U.S. for insecticide.

Lead author Steve Lindsay said, “Bed net use is sufficient to protect people against malaria in areas that have low or moderate levels of malaria.”

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