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Affordable house designs to improve health in rural Africa: a field study from northeastern Tanzania

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The population of sub-Saharan Africa is currently estimated to be 1245 million and is expected to quadruple by the end of the century, necessitating the building of millions of homes. Malaria remains a substantial problem in this region and efforts to minimise transmission should be considered in future house planning. We studied how building elements, which have been successfully employed in southeast Asia to prevent mosquitos from entering and cooling the house, coul...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/s2542-5196(17)30078-5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDM; Tropical Medicine
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Ruth W Jensens Foundation More from this funder
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Lancet Planetary Health Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
5
Pages:
e188-e199
Publication date:
2017-08-04
Acceptance date:
2017-08-01
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ISSN:
2542-5196
Pubs id:
pubs:854349
URN:
uri:4ada4743-35e1-41a8-819a-70489bb3367e
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uuid:4ada4743-35e1-41a8-819a-70489bb3367e
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pubs:854349
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English
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