Community Volunteers at the Heart of Successful Mosquito Net Distribution in Ghana

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Ghana’s National Malaria Country Programme (NMCP), together with USAID-funded URC-implemented ProMPT project and other partners, has relied heavily on community volunteers to reach its goal of universal coverage of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs), defined as one net for every two persons in a household. Distributing and hanging bed nets are a key NMCP strategies to combat malaria, which is responsible for almost a third of child deaths in the country. Using a model developed with support from ProMPT, the NMCP works with government officials and civil society at all levels to plan for LLIN mass campaigns. This success story describes how volunteers like Teddy Boachie and Angela Tetteh are essential to the success of LLIN campaigns.

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