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International Cooperation to Spread Mosquito Nets: Case Studies in Tanzania and Bangladesh

Aizawa, Y. and Tsuboi, H. (2015) International Cooperation to Spread Mosquito Nets: Case Studies in Tanzania and Bangladesh. Akita University, Akita University.

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Abstract

Malaria remains one of the leading health issues threatening development in many parts of the world. In 2000, 189 countries adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Among these MDGs is a goal to fight the spread of malaria. Accordingly, international communities have gone to developing countries in order to implement preventive measures against malaria. Although there are many ways of preventing people from contracting malaria, the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) has gained attention as one of the best anti-malaria practices. International efforts utilizing LLINs in malaria stricken areas are currently growing. With regard to analyzing international efforts to spread LLIN usage in malaria stricken countries, this paper investigates two cases: in Tanzania, A to Z Textile Mills Ltd. and its cooperators; and in Bangladesh, BASF Grameen Ltd. and Grameen Group. In both cases the lead entities locally produce the LLINs and then supply the locally produced LLINs to communities using set distribution lines. In Tanzania, the LLIN this paper will examine is the Olyset® net, and in Bangladesh, the Interceptor® net (also known locally as “Auschorjo Moshori”). However, there is a significant difference between these two cases regarding the distribution approach of the LLINs to the local people. This paper focuses on this distinction and discusses which case is more successful in distributing the nets to combat the problem of malaria.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Mosquito Nets, International Cooperation, Malaria, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Tanzania and Bangladesh
Subjects: Malaria > Vector control
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2016 06:55
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2016 06:55
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/3534

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