• Journal Article

Trial of pyrethroid impregnated bednets in an area of Tanzania holoendemic for malaria. Part 1. Operational methods and acceptability

Citation

Njunwa, K. J., Lines, J. D., Magesa, S., Mnzava, A. E., Wilkes, T. J., Alilio, M., ... Curtis, C. F. (1991). Trial of pyrethroid impregnated bednets in an area of Tanzania holoendemic for malaria. Part 1. Operational methods and acceptability. Acta Tropica, 49(2), 87-96. DOI: 10.1016/0001-706X(91)90056-P

Abstract

In five Tanzanian villages, nets impregnated with permethrin or lambdacyhalothrin were given out. The people received them enthusiastically and brought their nets for re-impregnation at six monthly intervals. Bioassays showed that the insecticidal power of permethrin impregnated nets remained adequate for six months unless the nets were washed. Nets with 30 mg lambdacyhalothrin/m2 retained high insecticidal power despite washing, but this dose caused temporary cold-like symptoms in those sleeping under freshly treated dry nets. Methods by which durable bednets might be made affordable by Tanzanian villagers are discussed