FEEM working papers "Note di lavoro"
2016.069
Date: 7/11/2016

Increasing Anti-Malaria Bednet Uptake Using Information and Distribution Strategies: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Senegal


Authors:
Jacopo Bonan (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Philippe LeMay-Boucher (Heriot-Watt University); Michel Tenikue (Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research LISER)
Type: Journal
JEL n.: C93, I12, I15
Published in: Journal of Development Effectiveness, Vol. 9, Issue 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19439342.2017.1363803
Keywords: Malaria, Senegal, Randomized Experiment, Bednets, Distribution Campaign

Abstract

We evaluate the effects of different marketing and distribution techniques on the purchase of Long-Lasting Insecticide-Treated Nets (LL-ITN). Using a randomized controlled trial in urban Senegal, we look at the impacts of receiving information on malaria-related issues and of different sale treatments. We find that overall information has no significant effect on the demand for LL-ITNs, but has a significant effect on individuals who have never attended school and have poor knowledge of malaria. Receiving an offer to purchase an LL-ITN with a voucher valid for 7 days increases purchases by 23 percentage points, compared to an on-the-spot sale offer.

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Suggested citation: Bonan, J., P. LeMay-Boucher, M. Tenikue, (2016), 'Increasing Anti-Malaria Bednet Uptake Using Information and Distribution Strategies: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Senegal', Journal of Development Effectiveness,
Vol. 9,  Issue 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19439342.2017.1363803

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