Tag: sub-Saharan Africa


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.


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.