Handout Mosquito Nets



Handout Mosquito Nets
IDA Foundation
IDA Foundation is the world’s leading not-for-profit
supplier of essential, quality-assured medicines and
medical supplies to low- and medium-income countries.
Founded in 1972, our purpose is to make quality healthcare accessible and affordable for those who are most in
need of medicines and medical supplies.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, we are a global organisation. We have offices in India, China, Nigeria and the U.S.,
as well as representative agents in over 40 countries.
We distribute over 3000 different medicines and medical
supplies to over 100 countries. We serve governmental,
non-governmental and private organisations, and our
customers include Medicines Sans Frontières (MSF), the
Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), and the Global
Drug Facility (GDF). Quality is central to everything we do,
and we continually strive to improve our services, negotiate lower prices, and increase the availability of quality
products worldwide.
From the Netherlands, we supply essential medicines directly available from stock. We also facilitate direct, fast,
and affordable shipments from other strategically located hubs to provide access to medicines and medical supplies around the world.
Our strong international presence gives us an excellent
understanding of local markets; to best match your needs
with quality guaranteed products and services.
Our people come from all over the world, from diverse
educational and professional backgrounds. Our team is
bound by passion for our mission; to improve access to
and deliver high-quality essential medicines and medical
supplies at the lowest possible price to low and medium income countries. Representing 25 nationalities, our
regional teams can often serve customers in their native
language and are dedicated to finding procurement and
supply chain solutions to ensure the road from supplier
to patient is as efficient and reliable as possible.
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Slochterweg 35
1027 aa Amsterdam
p.o. Box 37098
1030 ab Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Polyester Nets
Polyethylene Nets
Medical Devices and Supplies
IDA Assortment
High quality medical devices and supplies are essential
for the effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment
of disease, yet the majority of the world’s population is
denied adequate access.
To ensure that we can quickly and effectively respond
to your needs, we maintain a comprehensive stock
of quality lines in the Netherlands, so we can ship to
where you need in a short time frame.
IDA Foundation is the world’s leading not-for-profit
supplier of affordable essential medical products.
Health professionals around the world rely on us to
provide quality assured products and excellent service
at an affordable price.
We have developed an extensive quality assurance system that guarantees we deliver the required standard,
and we constantly evaluate and update our product
lines to meet your requirements.
We are committed to providing quality medical devices and supplies that are safe, reliable and affordable.
We seek to increase access to essential medical products, and ultimately improve the quality and safety of
healthcare services.
Mosquito nets are the first line of defense against the spread
of malaria. Consistent use of bed nets provides low-cost,
effective protection against contracting the disease.
Mosquito nets are made from polyester (PES) or polyethylene
(PE) and are available, treated or untreated, with insecticide.
We recommend use of nets treated with insecticides, as they
are significantly more effective in preventing disease, and reducing mosquito populations.
Our quality system is built on over 40 years of experience as
the world’s leading not-for-profit supplier of affordable essential medical products.
Spanning the entire supply chain, our quality system includes a comprehensive risk assessment based on the CE risk
classification, product dossier, past performance and safety
and efficacy of the product. Our manufacturers maintain
valid ISO 13485, and/or specific ISO requirements.
Our products carry a Certificate of Conformity that guarantees a minimum set of regulatory, technical and safety requirements. The certificate also specifies product standard and validity period.
Malaria is a life-threatening disease
caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of
infected mosquitoes.
 In 2010, malaria caused an esti
mated 655 000 deaths mostly
among African children.
Malaria is preventable and curable.
Increased malaria prevention and
control measures are dramatically
reducing the malaria burden in
many places.
Most malaria cases and deaths occur
in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, Asia,
Latin America, and to a lesser extent
the Middle East and parts of Europe
are also affected. In 2010, 99 countries
and territories had ongoing malaria
Vector control is the main way to reduce malaria transmission at the community level. It is the only intervention
that can reduce malaria transmission
from very high levels to close to zero.
For individuals, personal protection
against mosquito bites represents
the first line of defence for malaria
prevention. One form of vector control
is Insecticide-treated mosquito nets
Source: www.who.int
The WHO established the WHO Pesticide Evaluation scheme (WHOPES) in
order to set quality norms and standards for public health pesticides. IDA
Foundation’s LLINs are WHOPES approved.
The WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES) was set up in 1960.
WHOPES promotes and coordinates the testing and evaluation of pesticides for public health. It functions through the participation of representatives of governments, manufacturers of pesticides and pesticide application equipment, WHO Collaborating Centres and research institutions, as
well as other WHO programmes, notably the International Programme on
Chemical Safety.
In its present form, WHOPES comprises a four-phase evaluation and testing programme, studying the safety, efficacy and operational acceptability of public health pesticides and developing specifications for
quality control and international trade.
Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net
Technical Specifications
Yorkool ® LN
Olyset ® Net
PermaNet ® 2.0
DawaPlus ® 2.0
V.K.A Polymers
Yorkool International
Sumitomo Chemical
Tana Netting
WHOPES status
Declared content
5.8 g/kg
1.8 g/kg for 75 denier
20 g/kg
1.4 g/kg for 100 denier
1.8 g/kg for 75 denier 2.7 g/kg for 75 denier
1.4 g/kg for 100 denier 2.0 g/kg for 100 denier
Coated / incorporated
100 or 150
75 or 100
100 or 150
75 or 100
75 or 100
Size and shape
As per item description
Hooks and ropes
Included if indicated in the item description
Note: Other WHO recommended Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets are available upon request.
IDA holds the following quality certificates
Aside from the products
in IDA’s assortment for
malaria prevention, our
pharmaceutical assortment also offers medicines for the treatment of
malaria (e.g. Artemisinin
Combination Therapy).
Mosquito Nets
Malaria is one of the world’s most common and lifethreatening tropical diseases. Caused by parasites spread to
people through the bites of infected mosquitoes, the disease
is both preventable and curable.
The IDA assortment includes treated mosquito nets, and preference is given
to Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN’s). The treated mosquito nets offered
in IDA’s product range use the insecticides deltamethrine, permethrine or
alphacypermethrin. During the expected life span of the mosquito net
(in average between 3-5 years according to use, type and fabric origin) no
further treatment of the net is needed.
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