Tag: malaria


An infant is surrounded by a protective malaria bed net in Ghana. Photo: Arne Hoel/The World Bank

‘The Most Comprehensive Look at Malaria Behaviors You Will Find’

CCP's Malaria Behavior Surveys capture information gaps around the factors that influence the use of malaria prevention and treatments — and help governments create programs to fill them in. Three have been completed and a half-dozen more are in the pipeline.


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Radio Program Promotes Mosquito Spraying in Zambia

CCP and Zambian health officials successfully engaged traditional leaders and worked with local radio stations to promote malaria-prevention behaviors, including indoor spraying for mosquitoes.


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.



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