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We now show the nets funded and people covered per individual donation


We allocate each donation to a specific net distribution as part of our desire to be highly transparent and accountable with each donation we receive. Donors can follow where the nets they fund are distributed.

We now show, for each donation, the specific number of nets funded and an estimate of the number of people covered.

  • Nets funded: We can be precise about the number of nets bought because the nets for each distribution, and indeed for each location within it, have a specific cost. The cost typically ranges from US$2 to US$3 as there can be a different mix of nets chosen (net type, size and brand) for a particular location within a distribution.
     
  • People covered: The estimate of the number of people protected is the number of nets multiplied by 1.8. This is the ratio usually seen in a large scale distribution.

If a donation has not yet been allocated to a distribution, we use the current average cost of a net to estimate the number of nets the donation will fund.

Columns for the number of nets and people covered are shown on public pages listing donations (e.g. list of all donors and sponsors, fundraising pages) and on private pages (personal donations pages).


West Kasaï, DRC: 18-months post-distribution check-up data collection


The data collection phase of the 18-months post-distribution net use check-up (PDCU) in West Kasaï is underway.

  • Smartphones are again being used for data collection and to show instructional videos as necessary
  • Building on the 6 and 12 month surveys an improved data collection form has been implemented
  • 12,800 households (5% sample) selected at random being visited unannounced across 578 villages in 8 health zones
  • The data collection phase will take place from 6th June to 25th June 2016

The PDCU gives all relevant parties data about net hang up and net condition and can contribute to ongoing malaria control decisions. There are now indications that the use of smartphones in data collection brings cost efficiencies and other benefits. We will report more fully on this in the months ahead.

Further information on the distribution


Dowa District, Malawi: 12-months post-distribution check-up data entry


The data collection phase of the 12-months post-distribution net use check-up (PDCU) in Dowa District, Malawi, is now complete. Five percent of households, randomly selected, across 33 health centre areas in the district are being visited, unannounced, to assess net use and condition.

The data are now being entered in Malawi and may be viewed as they are entered. As soon as all data have been entered we will publish a summary of the results.

The specific nature of the data - at the health centre level - means the District Health Officer (DHO), health centre leaders, community leaders and other health workers are able to decide what targeted malaria control intervention might be appropriate in specific areas. In circumstances where health systems and resources are stretched, information that assists with targeted interventions can help with effective use of resources and that is the aim of this information.

Background: 396,900 LLINs were distributed in Dowa District in March to May and October 2015.




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