Owning insecticide-treated bed nets lowers child mortality by 23%
The most comprehensive analysis to date shows as bed net distribution efforts have rapidly scaled up in sub-Saharan Africa deaths from malaria have declined significantly.
Data and Methods
Figure 1. Association between household ownership of ITNs and health outcomes from IHME analyses and pooled randomized-control trials (RCTs) (77KB PDF)
Data for download. Effect of ITN household ownership and ITN use in children under five on mortality and parasitemia prevalence, using surveys from 2001-2010 (Sub-Saharan Africa) (17.6KB xlsx)
Related Publications & Presentations
Lim SS, Fullman N, Stokes A, Ravishankar N, Masiye F, Murray CJL, Gakidou E. Net benefits: a multicountry analysis of observational data examining associations between insecticide-treated mosquito nets and health outcomes. PLoS Medicine. September 2011; 8(9): e1001.