Streamlined Durability Monitoring of Insecticide-Treated Nets (ITNs) Distributed During the 2021 Mass Campaign in Kenya

The study is to monitor the durability of Insecticide-Treated Nets (ITNs) distributed through mass campaigns in two locations in Kenya, Busia and Kakamega Counties. All three aspects of ITNs durability: insecticidal effectiveness (Bio-assays) and physical condition of nets (integrity) will be assessed directly while the loss of nets (attrition) will be assessed indirectly. The basic design is that of a cohort study where a represe[...]

Enhancing Women’s Role in the Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

Women play a pivotal role in society and are often key agents of change in programs to combat public health challenges. Women face specific barriers at work and in the communities that may include exclusion from participating in decision making, discrimination, lack of protection and fewer opportunities for career progression. Strengthening the capacity of women in vector control, promoting their participation in leadership, and a[...]