Senegal Completes Landmark Net Campaign on Its Way to Eliminating Malaria

Photo by Clement Tardif for IntraHealth International. July 12, 2017 The number of individuals protected from malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses in Senegal skyrocketed last year, thanks to a national long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net (or LLIN) campaign led by IntraHealth International in partnership with Senegal’s National Malaria Control Program. In 2015, only 8% of beds throughout the country were covered by a LLIN. By the end of the 2016 campaign, 91% were covered, according to project monitoring data.i Malaria is the third-leading cause of death in the country. The entire population is at risk, but young children and pregnant women are among those most likely to suffer acute illness, complications, and death

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Senegal Completes Landmark Net Campaign on Its Way to Eliminating Malaria