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Mosquito net at Serena Hotel, Zanzibar. (Photo/ Flickr/ Missy)

Africans Are Living Longer Today, And We Have The Mosquito Net To Thank For It

Overall malaria infection prevalence in Africa has halved since the year 2000; 663 million clinical cases of malaria have been averted in the past 15 years


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An infant surrounded by malaria bed net in Ghana. (Photo/Arne Hoel /World Bank).

Households With Mosquito Nets In Africa 2005 To 2007

Between 2000 and 2006, surveys reported a more than three-fold increase in the proportion of children who slept under an insecticide-treated bednet