12/17/2012 1:30:00 PM

New LifeNet registrations in Sub-Saharan Africa

According to African newspaper reports, the West Africa region has the highest burden of malaria cases on the continent. Malaria is the principle cause of illness and death among pregnant women and children in the region and accounts for 40 percent of health expenditure in endemic countries.

Long-lasting insecticide impregnated mosquito nets are an important intervention in the prevention of malaria and we are happy to report that LifeNet, the latest update in mosquito net technology, is now approved by the registration authorities in thirteen more countries in this region.

Approval for the CILSS (Comité permanent Inter-Etats de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel) countries was granted on 4th December. This means LifeNet is now registered in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal and Togo (in addition to earlier registrations in DRC, Ghana, Namibia, Uganda, Zambia and Malawi).

Claire Tshilumba, Development and Regulatory Affairs Manager for West Africa said ''We take great care to ensure relevant regulatory authorisations are in place for all our products, it is great to see this achievement for LifeNet in an area where malaria transmission is so important. LifeNet has some great features which promise to significantly help with malaria control in these West African countries''.

LifeNet is the world’s first polypropylene LLIN. It has a unique multifilament structure with deltamethrin incorporated into the fibres. Thanks to this innovative technology, LifeNet provides superior wash resistance and durability, with an expected lifespan exceeding five years.