RESEARCH: Ifakara study to investigate disposal of insecticide-treated mosquito nets

Oct. 22, 2021
RESEARCH: Ifakara study to investigate disposal of insecticide-treated mosquito nets
An Ifakara Science Channel Snip. GRAPHIC | IFAKARA/Coms

Insecticide-treaded mosquito nets have been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) to protect people against mosquito bites which lead to malaria transmission. However, an environmental pollution concern is likely to happen due to their widespread poor disposal and their alternative uses.

As evidence in various studies, community has limited knowledge regarding the health and environmental risks associated with alternative uses and disposal practices of used bed nets. This calls for inquires into the disposal and alternative use of the nets.

In this short Ifakara video recorded in the Ifakara’s Bagamoyo Studio at Kingani, Mr. Joel Nkya, explains how himself and colleagues wish to implement a research study that will use the community to identify, collect and dispose of worn-out insecticide-treated mosquito nets at Kilombero Valley for about three years.

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