Blogs

Bill Gates blog | Mosquito Wars

The fight against malaria – nearing the end of a long journey

World Mosquito Day was established on 20 August to mark the day when Sir Ronald Ross discovered the link between the female Anopheles mosquito and the transmission of malaria. It has now been 120 years since his discovery...
TANA Netting | Cut-to-Pack Nigeria Principle

Nigerian retail mosquito net market grows thanks to UK Aid

As part of its commitment to localise production in malarious regions, TANA Netting, manufacturer of WHOPES-recommended DawaPlus® 2.0 Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs), recently opened a mosquito net manufacturing facility in Aba, Nigeria. The facility was established in partnership...
TANA Netting World Environment Day 2017: Shaping a sustainable future

World Environment Day 2017: Shaping a sustainable future

World Environment Day, held on 5 June each year, is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become...

Developing stronger nets and testing them in the field

A study conducted by: R. Bosselmann and M. Ivic, TANA Netting, UAE D. Syafruddin, Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology, Indonesia D. Dang, Vegro Lab, Vietnam O. Skovmand, Intelligent Insect Control, France This study aimed at evaluating the impact of...

Embracing lean production to better serve vulnerable populations

TANA Netting, its parent company NRS International and its manufacturing arm, HSNDS, have been consistent advocates and practitioners of responsible production. We strive for environmental, social and financial sustainability through the rigorous control of product development processes and...
TANA Netting DawaPlus 2.0 long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets

Taking steps down the long road to a malaria vaccine

A laboratory in Seattle has just announced that it has made promising progress towards developing a vaccine for malaria. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that disabling three of the 5000 genes in the Plasmodium...
TANA Netting blog - Spread of leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis – an old disease opening new wounds across the Middle East

The Syrian refugee crisis has prompted a widespread outbreak of cutaneous leishmaniasis across swathes of the Middle East. This tropical disease, which causes life-changing disfigurement, is now threatening hundreds of thousands of people living in refugee camps or...

World Humanitarian Summit marks turning point and sets a new course

Private sector engagement pivotal in accomplishing the new agenda for humanity A delegation from our parent company NRS International concluded their participation in the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The event aimed to set a new agenda for...

Fighting Zika – the role of long-lasting insecticidal nets as a preventative tool

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared in February 2016 that the Zika virus poses an international public health emergency of international concern, prompted by increasing worries that it is linked to birth defects. As the outbreak grows throughout...