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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.
The site uses easily downloadable data, charts and maps to help national malaria control programs, donors and others in the field prioritize resources and focus social and behavior change strategies.
“A greater understanding of human behavior and the interaction of humans and mosquitoes is crucial if we are going to eliminate malaria,” says CCP’s April Monroe.
If comfortable, convenient and attractive insecticide-treated bed nets were sold in shops, millions of Ghanaians would buy and use them, suggests a new market analysis led by CCP.
“If we are serious about malaria control, it is abundantly clear that more [nets] need to be delivered than we are currently providing,” writes CCP’s Hannah Koenker.
Gathering highly engaged political, business and health sector leaders to support malaria prevention is no small task, but neither is freeing a country of this disease and its devastating effects on lives and economies. It is for precisely this reason that the Johns Hopkins Center
There was overwhelming support on May 23, 2016, for the launch of the country-wide campaign to distribute insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to 1.2 million children in over 14,000 public and private primary schools in the Volta, Eastern, Central, Western, Ashanti, and Brong Ahafo regions of the
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