Bɔkɔɔ Study results published in Malaria Journal

Village of Apese, Ghana- site of Bɔkɔɔ Pilot Study

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The results of our Bɔkɔɔ Pilot Study conducted in Apese and Amanfrom Ghana have been published in two articles in Malaria Journal that can be found in the December 2016 and January 2017 issues of this prestigious publication. While both articles are encouraging and show promise for the Bɔkɔɔ fan/light console as a malaria prevention tool, the conclusions are also that more studies are needed to further validate our findings.

The latest article found in the January issue is a quantitative analysis and shows a positive correlation between bed net use and the use of the Bɔkɔɔ fan/light console. The article can be found here: https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12936-016-1654-2

The first article found in the December issue is a qualitative analysis and shows that there is both a demand and desire for the Bɔkɔɔ fan/light console. The article can be found here:  http://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12936-016-1614-x

In combination, these studies are encouraging and GWHN hopes to begin a scale-up study in 2017 in partnership with our research partners: Tulane University, The University of Switzerland- Basel and the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.