Provide health in an impoverished Ghanaian slum

 
$6,940
$3,060
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Oct 31, 2011

Effectiveness of ITNs distributed by REACH

A small study was done to assess usage of nets distributed by REACH Ghana in Glefe, the beneficiary slum community of our Screenathon project.

Results: There was higher percentage usage of nets when it was distributed by REACH as compared to nets obtained from other means. The incidence of malaria was generally reduced in households and individuals who used the nets, but due to a small sample size and lack of specific questions, no firm conclusions could be drawn. Willingness to pay for a net varied among different groups, with most individuals willing to pay between 1-3 cedis for a net.

Future directions: Further efforts should be aimed towards identifying the potential barriers to the use of nets, especially among the targeted population of children below the age of 5 and women of childbearing age.

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Organization

REACH Ghana

Washington, DC, United States
http://www.reachghana.org

Project Leader

Maame Sampah

Washington, DC United States

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