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Douglas Storey, an international leader in the field of communication science, a popular professor and a prolific CCP researcher, plans to retire on July 31.
Instead of rising during the pandemic to slow the spread of COVID-19, new CCP research finds that handwashing rates actually fell in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
USAID and its U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative have awarded the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs a five-year, $40-million contract to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets to the residents of Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Current interventions in place to protect people from malaria – most notably insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor spraying – work well, but new CCP research suggests that, in many places, more is needed to eliminate the threat.
In a series of research studies, leaders of the CCP-led VectorWorks project looked at mosquito net durability in regions of three countries: Nigeria, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
An ambitious CCP proposal to bring eyeglasses to people who need them in four African countries is in the running for a $100 million grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Over the past five years, CCP has helped deliver 55 million insecticide-treated bed nets, initiated a game-changing new way to distribute them more efficiently and fundamentally altered the way that experts look at mosquito net access and use.
A dashboard created by a CCP project in concert with the Tanzanian government has saved time and money and made it much easier to distribute needed insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect families across the East African nation from malaria.
A new CCP-led study found that targeting men, travelers and seasonal workers could accelerate elimination of malaria in Zanzibar.
“People who live along the lake don’t fish with mosquito nets because they want to,” says CCP’s Sara Berthe. “They do it because they are poor and hungry and mosquito nets are readily available.”
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