Global Health Observatory (GHO)

Malaria vector control

Situation and trends

The proportion of households in sub-Saharan Africa owning at least one ITN increased steadily, from 3% in 2000 to 56% (range: 53%–60%) in 2012, with the most dramatic increase occurring during 2005–2010.

The rate of increase in the estimated proportion of households owning at least one ITN has slowed recently; it decreased slightly, to 54% (range 49%–60%), in 2013. The decrease is probably related to the lower number of ITNs delivered to countries during 2011 and 2012, coupled with attrition of ITNs (due to loss and physical degradation), which reduces the supply of available nets.

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