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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.
“People who live along the lake don’t fish with mosquito nets because they want to,” says CCP’s Sara Berthe. “They do it because they are poor and hungry and mosquito nets are readily available.”
A study released today by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (CCP) suggests that rates of net use are much better than previously thought, if measured using appropriate indicators. The authors found that population access to an insecticide treated
The launch of a new program in Benin calls for the expansion of free bednet distribution. Currently, bednets are given to pregnant women and children that complete the immunization schedule as part of the country’s public health services. The expanded effort is being made possible
Mosquito net is good Protect it and it will last We can sew it or patch it To care for it, we can even tie it This will prevent further damage.” -Lyrics from the winning song by Bakin Ayeni community musicians Traditional music in Nasarawa
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