Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease that infects approximately 219 million people and kills 660,000 every year, most of them children. Malaria is preventable and curable, but developing countries are particularly prone to widespread infection due to a lack of resources and knowledge about preventative measures. IPA has run evaluations that focus on strategies such as distribution of mosquito bednets and SMS messages that remind people to regularly take medication.

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Publication

Both under- and over-treatment of communicable diseases are public bads. But efforts to decrease one run the risk of increasing the other. Using rich experimental data on household treatment-...

Study

Insecticide-treated bed nets have been proven highly effective in preventing malaria, reducing maternal anemia, and infant mortality, both directly for users and indirectly for non-users in their...