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Participants 529,646
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Malawi, Dedza District: First post-distribution net use check-up

The first post-distribution check-up (PDCU) of net use and condition was recently carried out in Dedza District, Malawi.  Five percent of households, randomly selected, across 34 Health Centre Areas (HCAs) in the district were visited, unannounced, to assess net use and condition.
 
The data are being entered in Malawi now and may be viewed in real-time. 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: 245,489 LLINs were distributed in Dedza District in September and October 2014.