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Ghana Named Lead Innovator for Long Lasting Insecticidal Mosquito Nets Distribution with Assistance from URC
The Alliance for Malaria Prevention named Ghana Lead Innovator for long lasting insecticidal mosquito nets (LLINs) distribution over the past year. The award recognized Ghana's pioneering role in national door-to-door LLIN distribution. The National Malaria Control Programme worked closely with Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment Project (ProMPT), a program managed by University Research Co., LLC and funded by the US Agency for International Development.
To distribute these nets, the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) worked closely with Promoting Malaria Prevention and Treatment Project (ProMPT) and other partners including JSI's USAID DELIVER, NetsforLife, Malaria No More UK, UNICEF, the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization (WHO). ProMPT is managed by University Research Co., LLC (URC) and it is, together with Population Council and Malaria Consortium, funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through PMI.
Ghana has been the first country to implement door-to-door distribution and hang-up at large scale," said Dr. George Greer upon presenting the award. Based in Washington, DC, Dr. Greer is Senior Advisor in Child Survival and Infectious Diseases at the PMI. He also chairs AMP's operations research working group.
For more information about the award, please view the Ghana Lead Innovator press release.
March 22, 2011