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Sierra Leone: Innovations and adaptations for a successful mass Insecticide-Treated Nets (ITN) campaign distribution in an urban context in 2020

Globally, between the years 2000 and 2030 “the world’s urban population is expected to increase from 2.7 to 5.1 billion, accounting for 60 per cent of the total population”. WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group for malaria eradication (SAGme) has identified “rapid urban population growth as one of the key megatrends influencing the vision of a malaria-free world”. Well planned urbanization is expected to “help to reduce malaria transmission through the destruction of mosquito breeding sites, improved housing, increased living standards, and expanded access to healthcare.

Publication Date: July 2023

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