Below is an extract from a technical paper by Vincent Robert, Pierre Carnevale and
Jean Mouchet ORSTOM, Paris, France 1988 that explains very concisely why mosquito
nets are so important in Gambia.
"As early as 1910 Ross recommended bed nets as a protection against infective bites of vector anophelines. Bed nets also provide an efficient protection against many other biting insects and are an element of comfort.
Impregnation of bed nets with 'knock-down acting' pyrethroid insecticides (deltamethrin, permethrin) with a long residual effect improved their capacity for protecting sleepers even if the net is in poor condition or not properly maintained, as is often the case in the field. Significant decreases in parasitaemia and in the incidence of malaria cases were indeed observed among children sleeping under impregnated nets in The Gambia
The main advantage of impregnated nets is not only the direct protection of sleepers but also its potential as a tool for a mass campaign when used by most of the community members."
OUR TARGET IS TO SUPPLY THE WHOLE OF THE 825 INHABITANTS OF KALAGI WITH MOSQUITO NETS.
TO DATE WE HAVE ACHIEVED THE NUMBER OF......
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