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US$ 224,348,022
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Distributed by WomensTrust

WomensTrust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports programs to empower women and girls in the developing world through microcredit, education, and healthcare. Our primary focus is the poor and very poor women and girls of Pokuase (poe-KWA-see) in Ghana, West Africa, but we extend our not-for-profit umbrella to programs that share our mission.

LLINs

What is a Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN)?

An LLIN is a mosquito net impregnated with insecticide.

The insecticide is cleverly bound within the fibres that make up the netting and is 'slow released' over a 4-5 year period. Hence 'long lasting'.

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Pokuase, Ghana  

Nets: 3,200 LLINs
When: May-Jun 08
Distributed by  WomensTrust    WomensTrust


All of Ghana is high risk for malaria. 3,200 nets will be distributed to children under 5 in the village of Pokuase, 15kms north of the capital, Accra.

Bednets will be distributed under the direction of Victoria Owusu, community nurse in Pokuase, during her well-baby clinics on Wednesdays at the Presbyterian Church hall and at the Pokuase Area Council Building with the help of part-time nurses and health extension workers that assist her.

Documentation

Map

Locations

A distribution sometimes takes place in a number of locations. Each location may have its own pictures and video.

Survey status

Surveys take place 6, 18, 30 and 42 months post-distribution. A survey of 50 households provides sample information on what proportion of nets continue to be used, if they are used correctly and the state of the nets.

  • Expected
  • Not expected
  • Very good/good
  • Acceptable
  • Not OK
  • Partner Refused
# LLINs LocationWhenStatus  Surveys
3,200   Pokuase Apr-May 08 Status Photos Videos
Not expected
Refused
Not expected
Not expected

Distribution status

The bednet distribution programmes go through a number of different states from being manufactured to being installed over a head/bed:
  • Being manufactured
  • Ready at factory
  • En-route to country
  • Arrived in country
  • En-route to zone
  • Being distributed
  • Distribution complete

Survey status and net condition

Surveys take place 6, 18, 30 and 42 months post-distribution. A survey of 50 households provides sample information on what proportion of nets continue to be used, if they are used correctly and the state of the nets.

   Survey status
  • Expected
  • Not expected
  • Partner Refused
   Net condition
  • Very good/good
  • Acceptable
  • Not OK

Pokuase, Ghana

 

Status Distribution complete Distribution complete

The distribution was completed successfully as planned.


Photoset editor: Rob M