Building Malaria Prevention

PROJECT LOCATION

Yaoundé, Cameroon

Status

Complete

When

2012 – 2013

Health Concern

Malaria

Project Hypothesis

Housing improvements can effectively mitigate the incidence of malaria and consequently reduce the malaria mortality rate in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Project Strategy

Sealing home’s openings and screening windows, doors and eaves, and implementing community training.

Project Outcomes

  • Capacity building among local tradespeople

Number of Structures Improved

  • 264 households

Beneficiaries

  • 5,202 (Direct)
  • 100,809 (Indirect)
  • 5,202 (Community Members Trained)

Research Outcomes

  • 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.

Project Partners

  • Implementing Partner — Cameroon Coalition Against Malaria (CCAM)
  • Implementing Partner — Cameroon Media Against Malaria (CAMAM)
  • Research Partner — University of Yaoundé

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