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Malaria

24 April 2009

Nets save 125 000 from malaria

Some 125 000 malaria deaths were averted in 10 African countries between 2001 and 2007, thanks to increased use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets.

Some 125 000 malaria deaths were averted in 10 African countries between 2001 and 2007, thanks to increased use of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, a UN Children's Fund report said Friday.

Insecticide-treated nets
Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest number of malaria deaths, most of them in children under age five. Countries in the hard-hit region have scaled up the use of insecticide-treated nets by young children from just two percent in 2000 to 20% in 2006, the report said.

 

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