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Published on Jul 18, 2008
A to Z Textile Mills of Tanzania (A to Z) became the sole African producer of long-lasting insecticide bed nets (LLINs) in Africa in 2003. LLINs are a significant improvement over traditional ITNs, because they kill mosquitoes on contact for five years without re-treatment while resisting rips and tears. Malaria is caused by a parasite transmitted through mosquito bites. Malaria kills one million people in the world each year, 90 percent of whom are located in Africa. The effects of malaria include the reduction of annual GDP in Africa by an estimated US$12 billion. Olyset LLINs are cost effective and still remain 50 percent effective in killing mosquitoes after five years. They reduce malaria morbidity by 50 percent and child mortality by 20 to 35 percent, and WHO has declared them safe for use by children.