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PermaNet is a long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito net commonly used in Africa by people who live among malarial mosquitoes. The net kills or repels mosquitoes for up to four years—up to five times longer than other normal treated nets—without losing effectiveness, even after twenty washes. Low re-treatment rates represent the biggest challenge in the fight against malaria, the infectious disease that kills more children than any other illness in Africa. Malaria’s kills millions each year, helping to make economic growth in countries with high malaria transmission historically lower than in countries without malaria.

  1. Designer: Vestergaard Frandsen
  2. Manufacturer: Vestergaard Frandsen S.A.
  3. Switzerland and Vietnam, 2000
  4. 100% polyester impregnated with deltamethrin (synthetic parathyroid)
  5. Dimensions: 63“h x 71“w x 59“d
  6. In use in: Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Haiti, Guatemala, Suriname, French Guyana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea, China, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, North Korea, and the West Pacific
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