CHAI Mosquito-Proof Housing in Namibia

PROJECT LOCATION

Districts of Mashosho, Simanya, Onoonga, Oupale, Onandjamba A, Omatako, Namibia

Status

Complete

When

2016–2017

Health Concern

Malaria

Project Hypothesis

Screening windows, doors, eaves will improve health outcomes and reduce incidence of malaria

Project Strategy

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

Project Outcomes

  • ~95% approval by beneficiary families
  • Trainings delivered to community health workers
  • Training delivered to technicians in innovative construction and design

Number of Structures Improved

989

Beneficiaries

  • 25 technicians attended the community training, and continued to train others post project implementation
  • 15 community health workers attended the technical training
  • 1,000+ received improved homes

Research Outcomes

From the 3 month follow up survey report:
  • 1,967 people (89%) were sleeping in screened structures 
  • Window and eave installations proved to be more durable at the 3-month follow up
  • Door installations proved to be far less durable at the 3-month follow up

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