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More children sleep under malaria nets, but millions still do not

A recent article in the New York Times discusses the results of a study published in The Lancet. The study found that about "19 percent of children who lived in areas where malaria was endemic were sleeping under insecticide-treated mosquito nets." While that may seem low, it is a great increase compared to only 2 percent of children sleeping under mosquito nets in 2000. On the flip side, this still means that there are approximately 90 million children who do not have the protection of a mosquito net.