Impact of a behaviour change communication programme on net durability in eastern Uganda

Michelle H. Helinski, Geoffrey Namara, Hannah Koenker, Albert Kilian, Gabrielle Hunter, Angela Acosta, Leah Scandurra, Richmond Ato Selby, Kenneth Mulondo, Megan Fotheringhamand Matthew Lynch

Malaria Journal 2015, 14:123

The importance of net durability and the average useful life of a net is increasingly recognized as one of the critical factors that determine how often nets need to be replaced. A study to assess the effect of a net care and repair behaviour change communication (BCC) programme on net durability was conducted in one district in Eastern Uganda with a district in a neighbouring region serving as a comparison. Both districts had received LLINs in September of 2012.

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