Determinants of bed net use in The Gambia: implications for malaria control

Show simple item record Wiseman, V. Scott, A. McElroy, Brendan Conteh, L. Stevens, W. 2016-09-01T10:50:05Z 2016-09-01T10:50:05Z 2007-05
dc.identifier.citation Wiseman, V., Scott, A., McElroy, B., Conteh, L. and Stevens, W. (2007) 'Determinants of bed net use in The Gambia: implications for malaria control', American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, 76(5), pp. 830-836. en
dc.identifier.volume 76 en
dc.identifier.issued 5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 830 en
dc.identifier.endpage 836 en
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9637
dc.description.abstract Malaria is still one of the biggest health threats in the developing world, with an estimated 300 million episodes per year and one million deaths, most of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. Although the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of treated bed nets has been widely reported, little is known about the range, strength, or interaction between different factors that influence their demand at the household level. This study modeled the determinants of bed net ownership as well as the factors that influence the number of bed nets purchased. Data was collected from 1,700 randomly selected households in the Farafenni region of The Gambia. Interviews were also held with 129 community spokespersons to explore the extent to which community level factors such as the quality of roads and access to market centers also influence demand for bed nets. The results of each model of demand and their policy implications are discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, United States (Gates Malaria Partnership at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine); Medical Research Council in The Gambia. en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene en
dc.rights © 2007 by The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. en
dc.subject The Gambia en
dc.subject Africa en
dc.subject Malaria en
dc.subject Bed nets en
dc.subject Malaria control en
dc.subject Mosquito control en
dc.subject Treated bed nets en
dc.subject Insecticide en
dc.title Determinants of bed net use in The Gambia: implications for malaria control en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Brendan McElroy, Economics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation en
dc.contributor.funder Medical Research Council, The Gambia en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle American Journal of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
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