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Earlier studies in The Gambia suggested that the use of impregnated bednets might prove to be a useful malaria control strategy. Based on the results of these studies, in 1992 the Government of The Gambia was encouraged to initiate a National Impregnated Bednet Programme (NIBP) as part of the National Malaria Control Programme Strategy. This paper describes the implementation process/procedure of the NIBP. Evaluation results showed that, overall, 83% of the bednets surveyed has been impregnated, and 77% of children under the age of five years and 78% of women of childbearing age were reported to be sleeping under impregnated bednets.

Original publication





Health policy and planning

Publication Date





292 - 298


Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, The Gambia.


Animals, Humans, Culicidae, Malaria, Insecticides, Data Collection, Protective Devices, Insect Vectors, Adolescent, Adult, Middle Aged, Child, Child, Preschool, Infant, Health Promotion, Preventive Health Services, World Health Organization, Program Development, Gambia, Female