Brian Blackburn

Community and International Work Details

  • Project Title:  Evaluating and Financing ITNs in India
  • Topic/emphasis:  Malaria, filariasis, economics
  • Partnering Organization(s):  Duke Univ, Center for Microfinance, BISWA
  • Populations Served:  Rural poor of India
  • Location:  International
  • Specific Location:  Orissa State, India
  • This an ongoing project:  Yes
  • There are opportunities for student involvement in work:  Yes
  • Description:  Though we know ITNs are highly effective in preventing malaria, finding a sustainable means of provision to vulnerable populations is difficult. We are thus comparing ITN distribution in India through microcredit to free ITNs and social marketing campaigns and assessing outcomes such as ITN use/ownership, malaria and filariasis prevalence, anemia, and economic measures

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