As regular use of a long-lasing insecticidal net (LLIN) substantially lowers one’s risk of contracting malaria, mass net distribution campaigns seek to achieve universal coverage (one net per two individuals). Distributing LLINs in schools and antenatal care (ANC) facilities to replace worn or lost nets could contribute to maintaining this goal. However, more evidence is needed to confirm this observation. Therefore, we piloted a school LLIN distribution programme in June 2018 in 26 Ugandan districts with an LLIN coverage of less than 70 percent and measured the effects.
Country: UgandaKeywords: Malaria | Vector control | SDGs
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