Insecticide treated bednets (ITNs) are a mainstay of malaria prevention, yet poor adherence and improper ITN use pose a major barrier to effective prevention. Traditional methods for assessing net use have several flaws: self-reports suffer from recall and social desirability biases, night visits are invasive and daytime visual inspection does not confirm use at night. SmartNet was designed to electronically record ITN usage and log that data for later analysis. SmartNet team performed an acceptability and feasibility study of SmartNet use involving 10 households in rural southwest Uganda.
- November 2, 2017