School Distribution as Keep-Up Strategy to Maintain Universal Coverage of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets: Implementation and Results of a Program in Southern Tanzania

by Shabbir Lalji, Jeremiah M Ngondi, Narjis G Thawer et al.
Glob Health Sci Pract 2016;4(2):251-263

13 pp. 1.6 MB
http://www.ghspjournal.org/content/4/2/251.full.pdf+html2.cover

A school-based net distribution program, piloted in the Southern Zone of Tanzania to sustain ≥80% universal net coverage previously attained through mass campaigns, successfully issued nets to nearly all eligible students and teachers. Keys to success included:

  • Effective collaboration between the Ministry of Health, local government, and implementing partners
  • Social mobilization to sensitize the community about the importance of net use
  • Development of a mobile application to facilitate data collection and analysis
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