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Preventing Malaria in Guinea

Guinea 2Head of household transporting his ITN from a distribution site

 

Malaria is Guinea’s primary public health problem accounting for 14% of hospital deaths in public facilities among children under five years of age. ASM’s two local Guinean contractors have been assisting with efforts to distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs) in the five President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) zones of Guinea via our StopPalu project. From November through December 2013, in the Koubia Prefecture, the contractors oversaw training sessions for 110 local ITN distributors and helped supervise the distribution of 61,818 ITNs, which represented a 98% coverage rate.

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