TANA Netting is committed to the fight against malaria

The malaria problem

Malaria is caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes.

Malaria by numbers

Nearly half of the world’s population – 3.2 billion – is at risk of malaria.

In 2016, there were 216 million cases of malaria worldwide (up from 211 million cases in 2015), with 445,000 malaria deaths.

Pregnant women and children under 5 are at high risk of malaria.

About 308,000 children worldwide died before their fifth birthdays, with most of these deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa.

The WHO African region carries a high share of the global malaria burden. It accounted for: 90% of malaria cases and 91% of malaria deaths.
*Data from WHO World Malaria Report 2017

The solution

Using long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) is an effective way to combat malaria. TANA Netting’s DawaPlus® 2.0 LLIN is recommended by WHOPES as a tool for malaria control and prevention.

The nets keep mosquitoes from getting to people and the insecticide kills them when they try.

Highly resistant

Between 2010-2015, malaria mortality rates fell by 29% globally and 31% in the African region.

Between 2010-2015, malaria mortality rates fell by 29% globally and 31% in African region.

Drop in malaria cases

In 2015, 69% of the 663 million fewer malaria cases were due to the use of LLINs.

Responsible production

Our DawaPlus® nets are produced in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, H. Sheikh Noor-ud-Din & Sons.

Malaria and refugees

Malaria affects refugees and displaced persons with limited access to health services.
Two-thirds

of refugees globally live in

malaria-epidemic

areas. Amongst them, malaria is a major cause of illness and death.

Refugee camps are often sited on marginal lands that promote breeding sites for malaria vectors.

Travel may take refugees through or to areas of higher malaria endemicity than their place of origin.

Control programmes and healthcare systems may have broken down due to conflict.

Malaria was the cause of 16% of deaths in refugee children younger than 5 in sub-Saharan refugee camps.

Global advocacy

In addition to selling a product, TANA Netting participates in sending a message. In 2015, we partnered with the UN Foundation’s campaign by donating half of the 10,000 mosquito nets being sent to refugee families in Africa. We are also a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact’s ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. The UN Global Compact is an initiative to encourage businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies. We embrace this vision and implement it in our day-to-day business.

Progress towards global targets

To address remaining challenges, the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030. Adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2015, the strategy provides a technical framework for all endemic countries as they work towards malaria control and elimination.

The strategy further sets ambitious but achievable global targets for 2030, including:

    • reducing malaria case incidence by at least 90%;
    • reducing malaria mortality rates by at least 90%;
    • eliminating malaria in at least 35 countries; and
    • preventing a resurgence of malaria in all countries that are malaria-free.

Source: WHO World Malaria Report 2017