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Research Article

Increasing Coverage and Decreasing Inequity in Insecticide-Treated Bed Net Use among Rural Kenyan Children

  • Abdisalan M Noor mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: anoor@nairobi.kemri-wellcome.org (AMN); rsnow@nairobi.kemri-wellcome.org (RWS)

    Affiliation: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research—Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Abdinasir A Amin,

    Affiliation: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research—Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Willis S Akhwale,

    Affiliation: Division of Malaria Control, Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya

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  • Robert W Snow mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: anoor@nairobi.kemri-wellcome.org (AMN); rsnow@nairobi.kemri-wellcome.org (RWS)

    Affiliations: Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research—Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya, Centre for Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 21, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040255

About the Authors

Abdisalan M Noor, Abdinasir A Amin, Robert W Snow
Malaria Public Health and Epidemiology Group, Centre for Geographic Medicine Research—Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute/Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Willis S Akhwale
Division of Malaria Control, Ministry of Health, Nairobi, Kenya
Robert W Snow
Centre for Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

AMN was responsible for design and implementation of the data collection, collation, and preparation; undertook the analysis; and produced the final manuscript. AAA was responsible for the data collection, cleaning, and preparation of the final manuscript. WSA is head of the Division of Malaria Control, Kenyan Ministry of Health, and provided the necessary interface with community leaders and helped prepare the manuscript. RWS was responsible for the conception and continued funding of the project; its overall scientific management, analysis, and interpretation; and preparation of the final manuscript.