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Sustaining LLIN coverage with continuous distribution: the school net programme in Tanzania

Yukich, Joshua and Stuck, Logan and Scates, Sara and Wisniewski, Janna and Chacky, Frank and Festo, Charles and Kabulika, George and Dimoso, Kanuth and Mandike, Renata and Greer, George and Serbantez, Naomi and Elisaria, Ester and Nyoni, Waziri and Dadi, David and Akim, Ikupa and Lengeler, Christian and Brown, Nick and Koenker, Hannah. (2020) Sustaining LLIN coverage with continuous distribution: the school net programme in Tanzania. Malaria journal, 19. p. 158.

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Abstract

Most malaria-endemic countries have struggled in the past decade to establish effective national-scale continuous distribution mechanisms for long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs). Since the implementation of the Tanzania National Voucher Scheme in 2004 and mass-distribution campaigns in 2009-2011 and 2015-2016, Tanzania has been committed to finding new and innovative ways of achieving and maintaining universal bed net coverage. Planning for the School Net Programme (SNP) began in 2011 and in 2013, the country piloted a SNP in three regions. Nets were distributed annually to children attending schools in selected primary and secondary grades. Intra-family re-distribution was assumed, and hence the family as a whole, rather than just the children themselves, were the targeted beneficiaries. The programme has since expanded to 14 regions and has seen six rounds of annual distribution. In its fifth year, 3 million nets were distributed at a cost of USD 3.64 per net and USD 0.60 per person-year of protection (including the net). ITN access and use were maintained at a high level (~ 50-75%) over the first 4 years of distribution within selected evaluation areas, even in the absence of a mass distribution event. Net distribution through primary schools has proven to be a feasible and effective strategy for maintaining consistently high coverage in Tanzania.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Health Interventions > Malaria Interventions (Lengeler)
UniBasel Contributors:Akim, Ikupa and Lengeler, Christian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1475-2875
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:23 Apr 2020 14:38
Deposited On:23 Apr 2020 14:38

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