Mosquito nets - IDA Foundation



Mosquito nets - IDA Foundation
IDA Foundation
IDA Foundation is the world’s leading not-for-profit
supplier of essential, quality-assured medicines and
medical supplies to developing 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.
We distribute over 3000 different medicines and medical
supplies to over 100 countries. We serve governmental,
non-governmental and private organisations, and our
clients 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.
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.
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.
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Mosquito Nets
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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p.o. Box 37098
1030 ab Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Polyester Nets
Polyethylene Nets
Making Quality Healthcare Affordable
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
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.
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.
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
Mosquito Nets
Malaria is one of the world’s most common and
life-threatening 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 or permethrine.
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.
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 (ITNs)
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.
Detail instruction LLIN
Technical Specifications
Mosquito net, Polyester
Polyester (PES) 100%
wrap knitted
between 75 and 100
multi-filament 36 or higher
Mesh size
21 - 36 holes/cm²
(136 - 200 holes/inch²)
between 30 - 40 gr/m²
depends on denier
Size and shape
as per item description
Mosquito net, Polyethylene
Polyethylene (PE) 100%
wrap knitted
between 100 and 150
Mesh size
21- 36 holes/cm²
(136 - 200 holes/inch²)
between 35 - 47 gr/m²
depends on denier
Size and shape
as per item description
IDA holds the following quality certificates
Making Quality Healthcare Affordable
Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net

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