The results of the study revealed that the proportion of children who wore the protective fabric regularly and who were RDT positive was much lower at post-intervention visit than that at pre-intervention visit. The postintervention hemoglobin concentration of children who wore the Moskeeto Armor™ regularly was higher than that at pre-intervention visit. These results were even better when children wore the Moskeeto Armor™ and slept under LLIN. For those who did not wear the Moskeeto Armor™ regularly, who did not wear it at all, who did not wear it though they claimed they slept under LLIN, the outcome was not as favorable.
There was no major alteration in the urinalyses of the study children at the beginning and at the end of the 2-month study and no children presented with any form of contact dermatitis throughout the study period. Within the period of study, the Moskeeto Armor™ was effective in preventing malaria among children and in improving the hemoglobin concentration values of participants.
Notwithstanding potential limitations, the data suggest that it is possible to educate individuals about malaria and to implement services geared towards wearing protective clothing in rural settings with restricted resources. Though LLINs are currently one of the most viable options for reducing malaria-related morbidity and mortality, a better outcome could be in the offing if LLIN is coupled with Mokeeto Armor™.
Although LLIN use is the primary method recommended by the World Health Organization for malaria reduction and control, implementation worldwide has been slow.
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