OSI in the News – NetComp II

Project evaluates innovative means of malaria prevention

Malaria is the leading cause of death for children in Madagascar. Nearly six out of every 100 children die before reaching the age of 5 years.

In July and August of 2007, OSI implemented NetComp II, a mosquito net distribution project, in the Ambalavao region of Madagascar. Over 650 nets were distributed in 21 villages. 

Paul is a medical student at Boston University and some of the funding for NetComp II came from BU resources. The project generated the following articles in BU-affiliated media:

Boston Medical Center Newsletter (November 2007)

BU Today Feature(December 2007)

This was a randomized study to measure the effects of financial incentives on boosting the uptake and use of the nets to combat malaria. OSI is currently analyzing the data with the goal of publishing an article about the results.