This poster presented at the 63rd annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on 3-6 November 2014, shows the results of a study conducted to assess the effect of a net care and repair
behavioural change communication (BCC) intervention on net durability. The study concludes that the intensive BCC program resulted in increased knowledge and attitudes regarding net care and repair and increased repair behaviour. However, this did not translate in improved net durability. Overall net survival was below the expected 3-5 year survival thus net replacement campaigns recommended in this region.
• More research is needed to understand better the impact of net care and repair on net durability
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