What are bed nets?
Bed nets offer a primary wall of defense against the mosquito. Mosquitoes bite primarily at night while people sleep. People sleep under the bed nets. The nets prevent the bite of an infected mosquito, and can kill a mosquito when it lands on the net. One net can protect up to a family of four, and if used properly can last up to three years.
How do the nets get to the villages?
Nets are supplied to our Ugandan community based partners once picked up at the warehouse in Kampala, Uganda. The nets are manufactured by Vestergaard-Frandsen (the world leader in net manufacturing).
How much does a long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net cost?
Each bed net cost approximately $5.50 USD