TANA Netting: The battle against malaria intensifies
TANA Netting, part of NRS International, is committed to improving people’s lives by fighting malaria and other vector-borne diseases. By manufacturing more than 50 million long-lasting insecticidal nets each year in our family-run factory, we have made a significant contribution to the dramatic decline in the global burden of malaria. Our treated nets are a key tool for malaria prevention and control. They act as a protective barrier around the people sleeping under them, with the insecticide both killing and repelling mosquitoes.
Malaria deaths plummet by 60%
Since 2000, new malaria cases have plummeted by 37%, and malaria-related deaths have dropped by 60%. Ten countries have become completely malaria-free, and a further sixty have managed to reduce malaria cases by more than 75%. This represents one of the greatest public health success stories.
The fight continues
But the efforts to eradicate malaria are still far from over. In 2015 alone, more than 400,000 people died of malaria, and there were 214 million new cases. In response, the World Health Assembly has launched a new global technical strategy that aims to achieve a set of even more ambitious goals in the fight against malaria. Watch this video to find out more: