Catching Mosquitoes, Not Fish: Returning Bed Nets to their Proper Use in the DRC

May 6, 2013 | USAID IMPACTblog

“Sleep under a net every night, to live safe from malaria,” is the call to action of the Malaria 3+1 Campaign implemented by USAID’s Democratic Republic of Congo-Integrated Health Project (DRC-IHP), in partnership with C-Change. An estimated 140,949 Congolese from 194 villages were exposed to campaign messages on malaria awareness and prevention. In a country where only five percent of pregnant women receive proper preventive malaria therapy, and malaria accounts for nearly 40 percent of child deaths, prevention is a critical priority.

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