Consensus Statement on Repurposing ITNs: Applications for BCC Messaging and Actions at the Country Level

RMB PartnershipOctober 2018

In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Malaria Programme issued recommendations on the sound management of old long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). The policy memo provides succinct guidance on ITN misuse but does not provide recommendations for the safe repurposing of old ITNs. This consensus statement provides National Malaria Control/Elimination Programs (NMCPs) and implementing partners with clear recommendations and key messages on three categories of repurposing: beneficial repurposing, neutral repurposing, and misuse.

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