Malaria net

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Sainata (left) and Adama under the mosquito net they share at their home in a village in the Sanmatenga region of Burkina Faso on 24 February 2014. Mosquito nets greatly decrease the incidence of malaria by reducing the risk of being bitten by the nocturnal Anopheles mosquito, which carries the malaria parasite.

In 2012, Plan was part of the distribution of 7.6 million sustainable nets across Burkina Faso, meaning a net for every two people. The nets were distributed by a network of community health workers who visited families to teach them how malaria is transmitted, how to install a mosquito net impregnated with insecticide and how to effectively treat malaria.