URC's TRAction Project Awards First Research Grant to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

URC's Translating Research into Action (TRAction) Project awarded its first research grant of $1.3 million to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to carry out a study of the effect on malaria prevalence of replacing indoor residual spraying (IRS) with long lasting insecticide bed nets (LLINs) in Tanzania. This study is important because LLINs are thought to be a less costly malaria prevention strategy. LSHTM's Tanzanian partners are the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College and the National Institute for Medical Research. The study will be carried out with funds provided through the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI). Results from these studies will help inform PMI on programming strategies for IRS and/or LLIN activities across the program's 15 priority countries.

Date 
August 10, 2010
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