Mosquito nets cut birth problems from malaria

by Jill McGivering

TB patients are counseled before taking their drugs at a clinic in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Photo: Siegfried/IRIN

Pregnant women in Africa can reduce their risk of miscarriage or still birth by up to a third by sleeping under insecticide-treated bed nets. The UK scientific research is likely to bolster calls for treated mosquito nets to be made more widely available to pregnant women and children in Africa.