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Project Nets Prevent 13 Million Malaria Cases in Africa



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A unique project, the “New Nets Movement,” has successfully prevented malaria in Africa. By delivering revolutionary mosquito nets in sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 13 million malaria cases and more than 25,000 deaths have been averted in the last three years.

According to Jacaranda FM, the World Health Organisation registers malaria as one of the leading health challenges in Africa, with millions of cases recorded annually and scores of deaths, as most of these casualties depict young children.

The problem that hinders malaria management is that some mosquito populations are developing the ability to adapt to insecticide substances. So, this is a threat to insecticide methods.

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Therefore, the New Nets Venture, which floated over 56 million dual-insecticide nets with a new-generation pyrrole insecticide alongside standard pyrethroid insecticide in 17 malaria-ridden countries for three years, has been one of the answers from 2019 to 2022.


Despite the increase associated with the unit cost per case of malaria averted for the newly designed nets, estimated at $0.66 to $3.56, the financial savings for health systems from malaria cases and death reduction are huge, totalling about $28.9 million.

Underlining the significance of collaboration, innovation, and market-shaping approaches in achieving victory in malaria, the paramount chief of the Global Fund, Peter Sands, also recognised initiatives like the New Nets Project, which play roles similar to accelerating malaria prevention through their work addressing insecticide resistance.

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