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Title: The effect of small solar powered ‘Bͻkͻͻ’ net fans on mosquito net use: results from a randomized controlled cross-over trial in southern Ghana
Authors: Briët, Olivier J. T.
Oppong, Samuel Kingsley
Nardini, Peter
Ahorlu, Collins K
Keywords: Hawthorne effect
Insecticide treated net,
Net use
Solar power
Issue Date: Jan-2017
Publisher: Malaria Journal
Citation: Malaria Journal
Abstract: Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are ineffective malaria transmission prevention tools if they are unused. Discomfort due to heat is the most commonly reported reason for not using nets, but this problem is largely unaddressed. With increasing rural electrification and the dropping price of solar power, fans could improve comfort inside nets and be affordable to populations in malaria endemic areas. Here, results are presented from a pilot randomized controlled cross-over study testing the effect of fans on LLIN use.
Description: This article has been published in Malaria Journal and is also available at DOI:10.1186/s12936-016-1654-2
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15141
Appears in Collections:College of Agric and Natural Resources

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