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The efficacy of permethrin-treated bed nets on child mortality and morbidity in western Kenya I. Development of infrastructure and description of study site.

Phillips-Howard, P. A., Nahlen, B. L., Alaii, J. A., ter Kuile, F. O., Gimnig, J. E., Terlouw, D. J., Kachur, S. P., Hightower, A. W., Lal, A. A., Schoute, E., Oloo, A. J. and Hawley, W. A. (2003) The efficacy of permethrin-treated bed nets on child mortality and morbidity in western Kenya I. Development of infrastructure and description of study site. The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 68 (4 Supp). pp. 3-9. ISSN 0002-9637

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Abstract

Randomized controlled trials in sub-Saharan Africa have shown that permethrin-treated bed nets and curtains reduce all-cause child mortality by 15-33% in areas with low or high but seasonal malaria transmission. This report describes the study site for a community-based, group-randomized, controlled trial in an area of high and year-round malaria transmission in western Kenya. We outline the development of the human and physical infrastructure required to conduct this trial and discuss some of the difficulties encountered and lessons learned in conducting it.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: permethrin-treated bed nets, child mortality, child morbidity, malaria transmission
Subjects: Health Systems > Service delivery & access
Maternal & Neonatal Health > Maternal Mortality & Morbidity
Divisions: Ifakara Health Institute > Health Systems
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2012 08:42
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 15:57
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/278

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