TANA Netting’s DawaPlus® 2.0 mosquito nets distributed to students in Ghana through VectorWorks
Our subsidiary TANA Netting‘s DawaPlus® 2.0 Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) have been distributed to the class 6 students at the Presbyterian Primary School in South Tongu District, Volta Region, Ghana. This activity was part of the country’s primary school-based mosquito net distribution campaign, spearheaded by VectorWorks.
VectorWorks is a five-year global project, funded by the President’s Malaria Initiative, that aims to scale up vector control for malaria prevention through improved distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets and optimal roll-out of promising alternative vector control tools. VectorWorks operates in 15 countries in Africa and Asia, each year distributing millions of bed nets, which offer protection from disease-carrying mosquitoes. Their research focuses on the best ways to distribute these nets, how people use them and how long they last. Their findings inform global policy on nets and other mosquito-control methods.
Each year, malaria claims the lives of more than 400,000 people, primarily infants and children. Treated bed nets are the single most effective tool available for reducing illness and death from malaria, accounting for 68 percent of cases prevented since 2000.
Our core product, the DawaPlus® 2.0, is recommended by the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES) as an effective tool to combat malaria and other vector-borne diseases. Lasting a minimum of 20 washes or three years, DawaPlus® 2.0 is soft and durable and comes in different deniers (75, 100 and 150), shapes, colors and sizes.
We are also actively involved in global programs and partnerships for the improvement of vector control tools, policies, advocacy and program implementation. In addition, we are building partnerships with manufacturers in Africa to fulfil the DawaPlus® legacy of producing nets locally in the world’s malarious regions.
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