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Table 1 Summary of key programme characteristics

From: Costs of insecticide-treated bed net distribution systems in sub-Saharan Africa

CountryChannelYearNumber of regions servedNumber of districtsNumber of health facilities (HF) or SchoolsArea typeNumber of nets distributedPopulation target
MaliMass distribution20151 region (Segou)8 districts198 health facilitiesRural1,752,092Entire population of Segou
MaliMass distribution20151 region (Bamako)6 districts60 health facilitiesUrban1,571,834Entire population of Bamako
MaliContinuous: Health Facility (ANC + EPI)20159 regions68 districts1287 health facilitiesRural, urban992,267Pregnant women, children under 5 completing first series of vaccines
GhanaContinuous: Health Facility (ANC + EPI)20155 regions119 Districts3750 health facilitiesMostly rural584,700Pregnant women, children under 5 completing first series of vaccines
GhanaContinuous: Health Facility (ANC + EPI)20169 regions208 districts6284 health facilitiesRural, urban710,888Pregnant women, children under 5 completing first series of vaccines
GhanaContinuous: schools20166 regions150 districts16,136 schoolsMostly rural909,650Primary school children
Tanzania (Mainland)Continuous: schools20153 regions19 districts1919 schoolsMostly rural494,407Primary school children
Tanzania (Mainland)Continuous: Health Facility20167 regions46 districts713 health facilitiesMostly rural793,320Pregnant women, children under 5 completing first series of vaccines
Tanzania (Zanzibar)Continuous: Community-based Distribution and Health Facility (ANC + EPI)20151 region10 Districts160 health facilities 327 ShehiasMostly rural216,310Pregnant women, children attending epi, community members who meet eligibility requirements
Tanzania (Mainland)Continuous: schools201714 regions105 districts9535 schoolsMostly rural3,041,139Primary school children
  1. ANC, antenatal care; EPI, Expanded Programme on Immunization; Shehias, Shehia is the lowest official administration unit in Zanzibar and each Shehia consists of a number of villages and households. Shehas (Shehia leaders) are tasked with distributing net vouchers to individuals who qualify for a net; vouchers are exchanged for nets at health facilities