Effect of large-scale social marketing of insecticide-treated nets on child survival in rural Tanzania.

  title={Effect of large-scale social marketing of insecticide-treated nets on child survival in rural Tanzania.},
  author={Joanna R M Armstrong Schellenberg and Salim Mohammed Abdulla and Rose Nathan and Oscar Mukasa and Tanya J Marchant and Nassor Kikumbih and Adiel K Mushi and Hadji Mponda and Happiness Minja and Hassan M Mshinda and Marcel Tanner and Christian Lengeler},
  volume={357 9264},
BACKGROUND Insecticide-treated nets have proven efficacy as a malaria-control tool in Africa. However, the transition from efficacy to effectiveness cannot be taken for granted. We assessed coverage and the effect on child survival of a large-scale social marketing programme for insecticide-treated nets in two rural districts of southern Tanzania with high perennial malaria transmission. METHODS Socially marketed insecticide-treated nets were introduced step-wise over a 2-year period from May… CONTINUE READING


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