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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.
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.
“A greater understanding of human behavior and the interaction of humans and mosquitoes is crucial if we are going to eliminate malaria,” says CCP’s April Monroe.
“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.”
“If we are serious about malaria control, it is abundantly clear that more [nets] need to be delivered than we are currently providing,” writes CCP’s Hannah Koenker.
“The idea of replacing mass campaigns with yearly school net distributions was pretty revolutionary, frankly,” says CCP’s Hannah Koenker. “It hadn’t ever been tried on such a large scale.”
Yekee, a longtime CCP staffer in Liberia, was beloved by her colleagues. “She was magnetic,” one recalled. “She had a knack for bringing people together.”
Insecticide-treated bed nets are considered our most-effective weapon against malaria, responsible for 68 percent of the reduction in malaria cases across the world since 2000. In countries where the disease is common, an estimated 80 percent of people with a net slept under it last
On World Malaria Day this year, the “World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on countries and their development partners to urgently improve access to life-saving prevention tools.” One of the most effective tools in malaria prevention is the insecticide-treated net (ITN). Use of ITNs has
There was overwhelming support on May 23, 2016, for the launch of the country-wide campaign to distribute insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to 1.2 million children in over 14,000 public and private primary schools in the Volta, Eastern, Central, Western, Ashanti, and Brong Ahafo regions of the
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