Outdoor-sleeping and other night-time activities in northern Ghana: implications for residual transmission and malaria prevention

Despite targeted indoor residual spraying (IRS) over a six-year period and free mass distribution of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), malaria rates in northern Ghana remain high. Outdoor sleeping and other night-time social, cultural and economic activities that increase exposure to infective mosquito bites are possible contributors. This study was designed to document these phenomena through direct observation, and to explore the context in which they occur.

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Publication date: January 2015
Source: Malaria Journal

Net use, care and repair practices following a universal distribution campaign in Mali

While the Government of Mali and implementing partners have made strides to ensure high net coverage, some gaps remain related to communication messaging of correct and consistent net use throughout the year, and on improving net care and repair behavior.

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Publication date: November 2014
Source: Malaria Journal