Social acceptability and durability of two different house screening interventions against exposure to malaria vectors, Plasmodium falciparum infection, and anemia in children in the Gambia, West Africa.

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Kirby, Matthew J.; Bah, Pateh; Jones, Caroline O. H.; Kelly, Ann H.; Jasseh, Momodou; Lindsay, Steve W.;
(2010)

The social acceptability and durability of two house screening interventions were addressed using focus group discussions, questionnaires, indoor climate measurements, and durability surveys. Participants recognized that screening stopped mosquitoes (79-96%) and other i... View more
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