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Research Article

Rapid Scaling Up of Insecticide-Treated Bed Net Coverage in Africa and Its Relationship with Development Assistance for Health: A Systematic Synthesis of Supply, Distribution, and Household Survey Data

  • Abraham D. Flaxman,

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Nancy Fullman,

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Mac W. Otten Jr,

    Affiliation: Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Manoj Menon,

    Affiliation: Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Richard E. Cibulskis,

    Affiliation: Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Marie Ng,

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Christopher J. L. Murray,

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Stephen S. Lim mail

    stevelim@u.washington.edu

    Affiliation: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: August 17, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000328

About the Authors

Abraham D. Flaxman, Nancy Fullman, Marie Ng, Christopher J. L. Murray, Stephen S. Lim
Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Mac W. Otten Jr, Richard E. Cibulskis
Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation, Global Malaria Programme, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Manoj Menon
Malaria Branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: stevelim@u.washington.edu

Competing Interests

MM is employed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is funded by the US President's Malaria Initiative.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: ADF NF MWOJ MM REC MN CJM SSL. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: ADF NF MWOJ MM REC MN CJM SSL. Designed the experiments/the study: ADF SSL. Analyzed the data: ADF NF MWOJ REC MN. Collected data/did experiments for the study: MWOJ MM REC. Wrote the first draft of the paper: SSL. Contributed to the writing of the paper: ADF MWOJ REC CJM.