Building Malaria Prevention
2012 – 2013
Housing improvements can effectively mitigate the incidence of malaria and consequently reduce the malaria mortality rate in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Sealing home’s openings and screening windows, doors and eaves, and implementing community training.
- Capacity building among local tradespeople
Number of Structures Improved
- 264 households
- 5,202 (Direct)
- 100,809 (Indirect)
- 5,202 (Community Members Trained)
- Households were enclosed in a way that avoided mosquitoes entering the home but allowed for ventilation for the comfort of the inhabitants. Advocacy and education efforts afforded improvements among the entire community rather than only among the beneficiaries by enclosing wastewater pipes and clearing debris.
- Reduced exposure to malaria-carrying mosquitos by 50% in intervention homes.
- 20% reduction in malaria incidence.
- Implementing Partner — Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria (CCAM)
- Implementing Partner — Cameroon Media Against Malaria (CAMAM)
- Research Partner — University of Yaoundé
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