Numbers-Driven Malaria Interventions Must Take Into Account Community Experiences, TEDx Speaker Says

Tropical Health Matters: Malaria by the numbers: are the statistics real or are they a barrier to community involvement?
Bill Brieger, professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, highlights remarks made at the recent Johns Hopkins University TEDx event by JHU Bloomberg School of Public Health student George Mwinnyaa about his experience with malaria interventions in Ghana. Mwinnyaa said, “The numbers that drive interventions can be meaningless to the community people they represent unless we engage the community and learn how our interventions can really help them” (3/12).

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