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    New publication on Quality Control of LLIN’s

    26 March 2021

    New publication on Quality Control of LLIN’s

    Hello everyone. Here is a very recently published paper you may be interested in, from Trends in Parasitology:

    Quality Control of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets: Are We Neglecting It?

    Stephan Karl, Michelle Katusele, Timothy W. Freeman, and Sarah J. Moore.

    Published: March 25, 2021 (DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2021.03.004)

    Over 2.2 billion long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) for malaria control have
    been delivered to recipient countries. LLINs are the largest single item in the
    global malaria control budget. To be eligible for donor-funded procurement
    and distribution schemes, LLIN products must attain and retain World Health
    Organization (WHO) prequalification status by passing safety, quality, and efficacy
    benchmarks. Predelivery inspections further test product quality before
    distribution. We have shown that, despite these quality-assurance measures,
    substandard LLINs were distributed in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for at least
    6 years (2013–2019). Other countries may have received similar LLINs. Here, we
    discuss the most important weaknesses of the current LLIN quality-assurance
    framework that have made this possible.