Nets effective for malaria prevention

Health Watch

SLEEPING under an insecticide-treated mosquito net is the most effective way of preventing malaria.
Therefore, ExxonMobil PNG in partnership with Rotary Against Malaria will deliver more than 3900 mosquito nets to the PNGLNG project areas.
ExxonMobil PNG managing director Andrew Barry said K80,500 was funded by ExxonMobil for the net distribution to Hela, Gulf and Central.
“As a major employer and investor in PNG, we have witnessed the devastation of malaria. We’ve seen its impact on the lives of our workforce, their families and their communities,” he said.
“The use of treated bed nets is one of the most effective ways of preventing mosquito bites.
“It is our hope that by distributing these bed nets, we can help reduce the number of malaria cases and importantly reduce the burden it places on families in communities where we operate.”
Rotary Against Malaria project manager Tim Freeman said since the insecticide treated mosquito nets were introduced to Papua New Guinea in 2006, it was estimated that malaria prevalence and incidence has fallen by over 70 per cent in most areas of the country.

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