Definitions

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  • n. A net that is draped around a bed to prevent access by disease-carrying insects

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Examples

  • It costs less than £4 to deliver a long-lasting insecticide treated bednet.

    The UK will do all it can to make malaria a thing of the past | Andrew Mitchell

  • Mr. Chambers's campaign revolves around the mantra that saving a life with a bednet costs just $10.

    Man Versus Mosquito

  • Journalist Alex Perry started shadowing Mr. Chambers as he set about cajoling health ministers, religious leaders, business leaders and the directors of international agencies to help him meet the goal set by the U.N. secretary-general: to provide an insecticide-treated bednet to everyone in the world who needed one, some 3.3 billion people, by the end of 2010.

    Man Versus Mosquito

  • Health workers spoke enthusiastically about the malaria bednet program, the immunization program, the pit latrine program, and the family planning program ...

    Alemayehu G. Mariam: Ethiopia: Speaking Truth to Strangers

  • LONDON — Health groups have spent more than a billion dollars and bought millions of bednets to fight malaria, and 20 African countries have increased their bednet coverage at least fivefold, new research says.

    Millions Spent On Bednets To Fight Malaria, Critics Argue It's Not Working

  • Anti-malaria bednet usage increased sevenfold, helping average malaria prevalence plummet from approximately one in four people infected to one in ten.

    John W. McArthur: Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

  • The partnerships will focus on bednet distribution, net utilization education, and treatment in local communities where houses of worship are the most trusted institutions.

    Edward J. Murray: World Malaria Summit

  • Just by showing up, everyone gets a care pack with a free insecticide-treated bednet to protect against malaria, a high-tech water purifier called "life straw" to break the cycle of chronic diarrhea, and a supply of condoms.

    CNN Transcript Nov 29, 2008

  • The simple bednet has become the spearheard of efforts to provide cheap, effective prevention against the disease.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But the death rate among children who did not have a recently-treated bednet was 44 percent higher compared to those with the net.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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