Tag: malaria


Fatima holds her baby as Mu'Awya Saidu administers a rapid malaria test during check-in at a health center in Kebbi State, Nigeria. Photo/Breakthrough ACTION

‘This Has Made My Work Easier’

Testing everyone for malaria who comes to the clinic with a fever could be a game changer for overburdened health systems dealing with malaria. A new testing protocol in Nigeria was developed by CCP.


CCP Earns Five-Year, $40 Million Bed Nets Contract

CCP Earns Five-Year, $40 Million Bed Nets Contract

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.


Mercy, a class 6 student at Don Bosco Private Primary School in Central Region, Ghana, with the long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LLIN) she received through the 2016 Ghana Primary School LLIN distribution campaign.
© 2016 Sarah Hoibak/VectorWorks, Courtesy of Photoshare

Funding Malaria Elimination Means Large Return on Investment

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.


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.



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