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. 

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Distribute 1500 Brand-New Mosquito Nets

We would deliver 500 nets to each of the three communities. 

Growth

Quantify Mosquito Net Lifespan Increase

The first goal is to see how much longer mosquito nets can last after damage using our kit. 

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Distribute 1000 Malaria Prevention Kits

We will deliver 500 mosquito net repair kits to two of the three communities. 

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Quantify Overall Net Usage Rates

The second goal is to see if people are more likely to sleep under their net with our kit. 

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Educate Communities

One of the communities will get in person education on how to use the kit and why its important.

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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.

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Overall Net Damage Rates

Over 40 percent of nets were damaged, with the average age being 9.2 months.

Environmentalism

Widespread Community Acceptance 

97% committed to using our kit when their net gets damaged, with 64% using it within 6 months.

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Repairing Was Not Prevalent

Ninety percent of people had never attempted patching in the past. 

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Our Education Works

There was a 40% increase in the perceived level of importance regarding net repairs.

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Nets Being Disposed

The primary motivation for discarding a net was the perception that it was too torn.

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Long Lasting Solution

Their repairs are lasted over 12 months - and counting!