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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.
Current interventions in place to protect people from malaria – most notably insecticide-treated mosquito nets and indoor spraying – work well, but new CCP research suggests that, in many places, more is needed to eliminate the threat.
A new CCP-led study found that targeting men, travelers and seasonal workers could accelerate elimination of malaria in Zanzibar.
“If you really want to eliminate malaria, you have to look at what’s causing the remaining malaria cases once you have good prevention tools in place,” says CCP’s April Monroe.
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
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