About NetWorks

About NetWorks

NetWorks is a USAID-funded project to prevent malaria by increasing access to long lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and promoting consistent use of LLINs to prevent malaria.  The project team offers a wide range of technical skills and experience to apply to country-specific contexts and to assist USAID missions and their national partners in strengthening malaria prevention programs.

NetWorks takes a comprehensive and flexible approach to malaria prevention through LLINs.  Key components include an initial analysis of the country context, stakeholder coordination, policy refinement, strengthened distribution networks, demand creation and promotion, and monitoring & evaluation.  These components are structured to mutually reinforce each other and create a sustainable system for ensuring increased access and use of LLINs at the household level. 
NetWorks activities are carried out in the following areas:

Net Distribution: NetWorks strengthens distribution networks for short and long-term access, identifying roles for public and non-public sector entities such as the private sector and faith-based organizations (FBOs). We provide training where needed to break bottlenecks, strengthen supply chain and community reporting mechanisms for improved management monitoring, and identify subsidy opportunities for expanded private sector roles.  

Behavior Change Communication: NetWorks strengthens demand creation using state-of-the-art behavior change communication to close the gap between ownership and use, by producing and disseminating mass media messages on LLIN use and ownership and identifying and filling gaps in health provider communication skills.

Research, Policy, and Advocacy: NetWorks brings multi-country experience to country specific contexts to assist in creating effective national programs by establishing a regular process of evaluating results and implementation strategies to feed new information into decision-making via regular review process, coordinated dissemination of results, and use of results in targeted advocacy.

The NetWorks team is composed of JHUCCP, Malaria Consortium, Catholic Relief Services, Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA), consultants from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and International Procurement Agency (IPA), and a wide range of in-country collaborating partners.
JHUCCP leads NetWorks, and is responsible for the overall management of the project. CCP leads on Policy and Advocacy and on Behavior Change Communication components.

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Malaria Consortium is responsible for technical expertise in net distribution and in monitoring and evaluation.


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Catholic Relief Services provides links to extensive networks of community groups, as well as distribution expertise using Title II Food distribution logistics.



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MEDA is responsible for technical assistance in net subsidy programs, including vouchers, as well as mobile technology solutions for stock management and monitoring systems.


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Faculty at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provide input on operations research activities.




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IPA (International Procurement Agency) carry out net procurements.