My colleague Bright Orji in Nigeria sent these pictures of creative net uses after the recent mass LLIN distribution. Malaria program managers are worried that people may not hang up the nets after receiving them. These are hung – but not in the right place. The first picture shows how nets cover a farmer’s nursery for young plants.
The next two pictures show a LLIN pen for goats.
The next net pictures shows World Cup fever in Nigeria but will not prevent malaria fever.
Finally, a village ‘super market’ is protected by LLINs
Nigeria DHS 2008 results as well as recent net campaign follow-up survey results have shown that even when households have nets, people do not sleep under them. Now we know why. Our health education/behavior change activities must improve if ownership can become net use.