Improved housing versus usual practice for additional protection against clinical malaria in The Gambia (RooPfs): a household-randomised controlled trial.

01 Apr 2021
Pinder M, Bradley J, Jawara M, Affara M, Conteh L, Correa S, Jeffries D, Jones C, Kandeh B, Knudsen J, Olatunji Y, Sicuri E, D'Alessandro U, Lindsay SW
In malaria-endemic areas, residents of modern houses have less malaria than those living in traditional houses. We aimed to assess whether children in The Gambia received an incremental benefit from improved housing, where current best practice of insecticide-treated nets, indoor residual spraying, seasonal malaria chemoprevention in children younger than 5 years, and prompt treatment against clinical malaria was in place.