Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

Malaria vector control

Situation and trends

The proportion of the population with access to an ITN and sleeping under one has increased markedly in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 10 years.

Based on data from household surveys, and reports on ITNs delivered by manufacturers and distributed by national malaria control programmes, an estimated 49% (range 44–54%) of the population at risk had access to an ITN in their household in 2013, compared to 3% in 2004. An estimated 44% (range 39–48%) were sleeping under an ITN in 2013 compared to 2% in 2004. ITNs are used by a high proportion of those who have access to them (90%); therefore, the population sleeping under an ITN closely tracks the proportion with access to an ITN.

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