Ghana, December 2022
Starting in December 2022, Arceate Health Innovation will be traveling to Kumasi, Ghana, and delivering 1500 mosquito nets and 1000 mosquito net repair kits to three different communities.
Distribute 1500 Brand-New Mosquito Nets
We would deliver 500 nets to each of the three communities.
Quantify Mosquito Net Lifespan Increase
The first goal is to see how much longer mosquito nets can last after damage using our kit.
Distribute 1000 Malaria Prevention Kits
We will deliver 500 mosquito net repair kits to two of the three communities.
Quantify Overall Net Usage Rates
The second goal is to see if people are more likely to sleep under their net with our kit.
One of the communities will get in person education on how to use the kit and why its important.
Visualize Malaria Trends
The final goal is to quantify the malaria trend changes that occur after distribution of our kit.
Uganda, Summer 2021
In June 2021, Arceate Health Innovation delivered 1000 kits across Mukono, Uganda to gauge community interest and find initial usage rates. Here is what we found.
Overall Net Damage Rates
Over 40 percent of nets were damaged, with the average age being 9.2 months.
Widespread Community Acceptance
97% committed to using our kit when their net gets damaged, with 64% using it within 6 months.
Repairing Was Not Prevalent
Ninety percent of people had never attempted patching in the past.
Our Education Works
There was a 40% increase in the perceived level of importance regarding net repairs.
Nets Being Disposed
The primary motivation for discarding a net was the perception that it was too torn.
Long Lasting Solution
Their repairs are lasted over 12 months - and counting!