Scaling-up coverage with insecticide-treated nets against malaria in Africa: who should pay?

@article{Curtis2003ScalingupCW,
  title={Scaling-up coverage with insecticide-treated nets against malaria in Africa: who should pay?},
  author={Christopher F. Curtis and Caroline Maxwell and Martha M. Lemnge and Wen L. Kilama and Richard W. Steketee and William A. Hawley and Yves Bergevin and C. I. C. Campbell and Jeffrey Sachs and Awash Teklehaimanot and Sam A. Ochola and Helen Guyatt and Robert W. Snow},
  journal={The Lancet. Infectious diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={304-7}
}
Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) have been shown to reduce the burden of malaria in African villages by providing personal protection and, if coverage of a community is comprehensive, by reducing the infective mosquito population. We do not accept the view that scaling-up this method should be by making villagers pay for nets and insecticide, with subsidies limited so as not to discourage the private sector. We consider that ITNs should be viewed as a public good, like vaccines, and should be… CONTINUE READING

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