Nets cut malaria deaths by a third

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 April 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:995

The number of deaths from malaria among 5 year olds in Africa has been cut by up to a third through the use of bed and door nets impregnated with the biodegradable insecticide pyrethroid. Results from trials by the World Health Organisation show that the lives of 500000 children could be saved each year.

Child mortality in Ghana has been reduced by a sixth and in Kenya …

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