Fighting Malaria : 16,756,200 Mosquito Nets for 27,740,035 Cameroonians

A total of 16,756,200 (Long-lasting Insecticide-treated Mosquito Nets  (LLINs ) will be distributed to an estimated population of 27,740,035 across the country from June 2022- September 2023.

Cameroon’s Minister of Public Health, Dr. Manaouda Malachie granted a press conference on June 21 in Yaoundé to spell out the modalities of the campaign.

Public Health Minister, Dr. Manaouda Malachie spells modalities for free LLINS distribution

Among attendees was WHO Resident Representative, Phanuel Habimana and other stakeholders.

WHO Resident Representative, Phanuel Habimana (right) and other stakeholders at the press conference

Dr. Manaouda Malachie said his Ministry wants to ensure that 80% of Cameroonians sleep under  Long-lasting Insecticide-treated Mosquito Nets  (LLINs ) from June 2022- September 2023.

Mosquito nets are currently being distributed in the North region of Cameroon. It is fourth national campaign for free distribution of LLINS  launched in the region on June 5, 2022.

Three Distribution phases 

The distribution process has been stratefied into three phases.

Phase 1 : Adamawa and North Regions from June -July 2022

Phase 2 : East, West, and Littoral regions in September 2022.

Phase 3 : Centre, South, North West  and South West in September 2023

Three kinds of LLINs will be distributed during the campaign ; Standard LLINs, LLINS + PBO and New generation LLINS.

The bed nets were jointly financed by the government of Cameroon (3,634,300 LLINS) and the Global Fund (13,121,900 LLINS).

The campaign is a decisive step in the fight against Malaria in Cameroon. Officials say the goal is to provide one LLIN per two persons and ensure that  80% of Cameroonians sleep under the bed nets from June 2022 -September 2023.

Regional Distribution

From June 2022 – September 2023, the LLINs will be distributed across the 10 regions of the country.

Adamawa: 860,850

Centre: 3,104,700

East: 736,550

Far North: 3,020,750

Littoral: 2,555,400

North: 1,877,850

North West: 1,476,500

South: 529,600

South West: 1,220, 700

West: 1,373,300

Total LLINS : 16,756,200

Previous Distributions 

Mosquito bed nets are distributed in Cameroon every 3-4 years. The nets are also routinely distributed to pregnant women all year-long.

A total of 8,654, 731  LLINs were distributed in Cameroon in (2011), 11,761972 between 2015-2016, and 10,440,128 in 2019.

According to the Public Health Minister, LLINs have reduced 60% of deaths in the world within the last 10 years. The nets are known to be the cheapest and most reliable way to fight the spread of Malaria.


Kathy Neba Sina 

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