A new CCP study finds that eliminating malaria in Ghana would cost $961 million over the next decade, but would prevent 85.5 million cases, save 4,500 lives and avert $2.2 billion in health care expenditures. Finding the money to pay for that will be an enormous challenge.
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.
While most treated bed nets are supplied for free by international donors, new CCP-led research shows that some people will buy nets if they need them and suggests that targeted retail markets could help supplement mass distribution in the future.
We look back at some of the top stories we told about CCP in 2019, and look forward to sharing more of CCP's great work in the new year.
Encouraging more people to sleep under treated bed nets in malaria-endemic Ghana isn’t just about handing out more nets, new CCP-led research suggests.
CCP has been turning market days into malaria education days in several regions of Ethiopia, bringing its “malaria roadshow” into town to spread the word about malaria prevention and treatment.
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.
“We’re really interested in the value of songs as a communications tool," says Clare Barlow, curator of a new exhibit at the Wellcome Collection. CCP's is included along with nine other songs about infectious diseases.
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.
The more rainfall a region in sub-Saharan Africa gets, the more mosquitoes there will proliferate and the more likely residents will sleep under their bed nets to prevent malaria transmission, a new CCP study suggests.