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Easy-Stick Insecticide Treated Nets for Windows & Door

Easy Stick Insecticide Treated Window & Door Nets are removable, washable, easy to install and affordable net screens preventing mosquitoes.

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The Easy-Stick Treated Insect Nets for Windows and Doors (ESTIWDN), is a first of its kind.

These nets can be easily installed by any home owner, as a package contains both the nets and installation kit. Installation of an Easy-Stick Net takes less than five (5) minutes. The nets come in various sizes to fit different window types, sizes and doors.

These nets are manufactured and packaged by the parent company, Boss Special Systems. Our desire is to have these nets to replace the traditional and expensive production of window nets using wood or aluminium frame, hence a minimal and affordable cost for our easy-stick nets.

Easy-Stick Net is a suitable item for distribution to rural areas in the fight against mosquito and insects. Pilot trials were carried out by the Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria  and found these nets to be very effective in malaria control. The ease of usage ensures that the whole family is protected once they are installed on the windows and doors.

With the Easy stick mosquito nets, even the eaves (roof edges) could be screened.

Do you plan to apply for USAID’s Grand Challenge for funding?

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Maternova, Inc is an ecommerce distributor of global health innovations.  Since founded in 2009, we have found that many amazing innovations take a long time to reach the attention of those who could benefit most from their use.  We focus on marketing and commercializaing innovations in maternal and newborn and child health, across languages and across national boundaries.  

Maternova ahas a grant from Grand Challenges Canada, via CAMtech/MGH, to develop and market maternity wear that repels mosquitos.  The screens would be an excellent complement to personal protective apparel.  If communities are armed with traps, sprays, window and bed protection as well as personal protective apparel they will be safer.  We are always interested in new ideas and products that might save lives in low resource settings.



The screens you are offering are one such example.  

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What about when there are small cracks or odd shaped openings that people want to cover, is this product easy to cut into various shapes? If cut is it easy to handle and is there a recommended way to repair and or patch it?

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Herald Ureña While we are currently working on a design that can be cut to various sizes by the end user, these nets are available in various sizes (mostly standard window sizes). There should be a size that can cover odd openings even when the nets are not cut to the shape.

We can also produce custom shapes on demand.

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case closed!

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This sounds like an environmentally sound idea! I think it would make a big difference and help people to feel a lot safer and more comfortable!

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Thank you Cheryl as a covering for opening, the whole family will definitely feel safer knowing there are no mosquitoes in their home.

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Great idea Jonathan. Where are the products manufactured? And do you plan to distribute them?

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Hello Adam Gall we have a factory in Abuja, Nigeria where it is been produced. Yes, we have plans for distribution. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Jonathan Otovreno that's great to hear you're factory is located in Abuja! I don't have any ideas for distribution just yet...but I was thinking about in the event of an outbreak how would you determine where the deploy the kits? Also, let's say that there surveillance alerts indicating a vector borne disease was moving across the countryside. Any thoughts on how you would quickly scale up production in order to meet demand? 

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Adam Gall In our plan for distribution, we shall be having zonal warehouses/sales outlet across Nigeria for product accessibility and market penetration. This will allow quick deploying of the kits in case of an outbreak to the affected area. While we can provide quite an impressive number of these nets per week, we have identified how we can quickly scale up production in the shortest possible time in cases of high demand. Please note we are making a product that isn't only for the Nigeria market but for across Africa and beyond, so, we are positioned to scale up the production as the need arise.

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Jonathan, that's a remarkable idea. Thank you for posting! Did you look into One Man's Trash is Another Man's...Zika Combatant? by Neshani Jani ? It's another great affordable option - a mosquito trap made from discarded tires. Your idea makes me think if there are even more affordable solutions that can be prototyped (and built) using materials that are 'out there'. 

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Great Idea. easy, cheap and effective!

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Thank you Nikhil Gangaraju

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Congrats on being today's featured contribution!

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Thank you for the featured contribution. I appreciate it.

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Hi Jonathan - this is a great, low-cost solution. I noticed from your PDF that the product has been around, at least in trials, since 2012. Are there any enhancements or evolutions in the product you've made since then? Great stuff!

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Thank you Amalia Miller . We have made some slight enhancement on the products from 2012. Also, this product hasn't been to the market due to some logistics.

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Hm that's very interesting Jonathan Otovreno - since it is not in the market, I would highly encourage you to submit for the USAID funding: http://usaid.gov/grandchallenges/zika. Minh Nguyen 

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Thank you Amalia Miller for the encouragement. I already applied for the USAID funding. My team and I are looking forward to a positive outcome.