Tag: malaria


A woman in Uganda shops for an insecticide-treated bed nets. Photo: Bonnie Gillespie, Courtesy of Photoshare

Who Buys Mosquito Nets?

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.


CCP’s Top Five Blog Posts of 2019

CCP’s Top Five Blog Posts of 2019

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.


A girl and a baby stand near a mosquito net set up by her family to allow them to both sleep outside and be protected from malaria. © 2018 Sola Fagbemi/Center for Communication and Social Impact

Rethinking Mosquito Net Use in Ghana

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.


Attendees at one of CCP's malaria roadshows watch a mosquito net hanging demonstration. Photo: Tsega Berhanu

Taking Malaria Education on the Road in Ethiopia

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.


Sylvester Segbaya, chief of party for VectorWorks in Ghana, greets people at the VectorWorks end-of-project event. Photo: Sloane Prince

CCP’s VectorWorks Project Comes to a Close after Five Years

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.


Courtesy Wellcome Collection

CCP Song Featured in London Museum

“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.


CCP Launches New Mosquito Net Website

CCP Launches New Mosquito Net Website

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.


Salma Saidi hangs a bed net in her house in Mtwara, Tanzania. © 2016 Riccardo Gangale/USAID, Courtesy of Photoshare

Study: When Mosquitoes are Biting, Bed Net Use Increases

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.


Mothers with their babies unwrap bed nets they received at Janda Health Centre in Tanzania. A new dashboard can account for all nets distributed in the country. © 2017 Magali Rochat/VectorWorks, Courtesy of Photoshare

Dashboard Knows Where Every Net Goes

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.



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