Does the textile of an ITN make a difference in the overall use rate?

This website provides reports for countries in sub-Saharan Africa to evaluate whether there are differences in use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) due to the textile of ITNs (i.e. polyester or polyethylene).

Some countries may wish to procure ITNs of a particular textile. These reports use large household survey data to evaluate whether there are differences in use between polyester and polyethylene nets in a particular country, and whether net textile is associated with these differences after controlling for other determinants of net use.

These reports walk through several key issues as we consider this question and provide recommendations for next steps.

In four countries, publicly available surveys have collected information on household preferences for net textile. This data is summarized on the Preferences page.

This work is supported by the Alliance for Malaria Prevention with funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.