Remarks by Rushnan Murtaza, UNICEF Deputy Representative, at the press launch of a mass bed net distribution

A woman carries her baby and packs of bed nets distributed to her during a national mass distribution campaign.
UNICEF Sierra Leone/2017/Phelps


From 22nd to 31st May this year, Sierra Leone will see its biggest ever distribution of mosquito nets with 4.6 million being distributed across 14 districts.  This distribution of mosquito nets will no doubt contribute towards the reduction of the malaria disease which happens to be the biggest killer disease among pregnant women and children under the age of 5.

The procurement and delivery of the LLINs for the campaign has been made possible by funds from The Global Fund and PMI /USAID.

A woman and her child sit under an insecticide-treated bed net in Sierra Leone