How the treated bed net solved East Africa’s malaria puzzle

The National Malaria Strategy of 2001/10 puts emphasis on scaling up distribution of insecticide-treated nets, improving access to effective medicines for treatment, and epidemic preparedness. PHOTO| FILE| NATION MEDIA GROUP

On the beaches of Zanzibar, where the waters of the Indian Ocean kiss sandy landings all day and all night, malaria is on the way out, almost eliminated through years of research, sensitisation, and vector control via, primarily, the bed net.

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