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Hitting malaria where it hurts: household and community responses in
Africa
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id21 insights health #9

Each year at least 300 million cases of malaria result in more than a million 
deaths worldwide. Ninety percent of these deaths are in sub-Saharan Africa and 
most are children under five years old.

The latest issue of 'id21 insights health' is edited by Caroline Jones, London 
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with contributions including:  

* Lesong Conteh and Collins Ahorlu examine the barriers to people using 
insecticide treated bed nets (ITN) in The Gambia and Ghana and call for 
strategies to support and encourage ITN use.
* Holly Williams highlights the huge problem of malaria among refugees: the 
most vulnerable, but often forgotten community.
* Vinay Kamat considers how and what treatment mothers in Tanzania seek for 
their sick children.
* Isaac Nyamongo suggests, using evidence from Kenya, that with appropriate 
information, health workers and patients can together improve the effectiveness 
of antimalarial treatment.
* Rose Mwangi describes how in Tanzania malaria is seen as a common illness 
among adults that carries no shame and can be used to hide more stigmatising 
health problems.
* Rebecca Marsland illustrates how those that suffer most from malaria in 
Tanzania have very little social power due to their age or gender.

Read the whole issue

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Tom Barker
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