Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryNetMark represents a time-limited investment by USAID to reduce the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa by increasing the commercial supply of and public demand for insecticide treated nets.
NetMark represented a time-limited investment by USAID to reduce the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan Africa by increasing the commercial supply of and public demand for insecticide treated nets.
Key program components
NetMark works in partnerships with commercial companies and national malaria control programs, to scale national public education and promotional efforts. The program works closely with the commercial sector to identify and overcome the barriers to the creation of commercially viable markets for insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) specifically in Ethiopia, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Uganda, and Zambia. By creating commercial markets for high quality and affordable ITNs to serve those who are able to pay and prefer the convenience and choice of the marketplace, NetMark and its partners help the public sector focus its limited resources on those most at risk, who cannot afford to pay, and who need free nets. An expanded market also increased the options for, and the efficiency of, subsidy mechanisms.
NetMark and the 51 commercial partners it worked with since 1999 have invested over $90 million in the target countries and created sustainable commercial markets for ITNs and LLINs, making them available to all socio-economic groups. High risk groups such as pregnant women and children less than five years of age are receiving free or subsidized ITNs in many countries, and donors are better able to target their free distribution to the neediest.