Thursday, August 11, 2011
Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs)
Insecticide treated nets (ITNs) are an effective tool against malaria. Mosquito nets are great, but they often get holes and sometimes trap mosquitoes inside with the sleeping humans. Nets treated with insecticide solve these problems by both keeping most mosquitoes out of bed and killing those that land on it.
Some problems with ITNs include losing their potency due to washing and being dried in the sun and exposing people and animals to toxins when being retreated with insecticide. That´s why IEC materials should always be distributed along with ITNs.
I really loved the ITN that Peace Corps gave me. It protected me not only from mosquitoes, but roaches and bats too.
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