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Micro-loans, Insecticide-Treated Bednets and Malaria:Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Orissa (India)

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  • Alessandro Tarozzi
  • Aprajit Mahajan

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  • Brian Blackburn

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  • Dan Kopf

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  • Lakshmi Krishnan

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  • Joanne Yoong

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Abstract

Many severe health risks in developing countries could be substantially reduced with access to appropriate preventive measures. However, the associated costs are often high enough to restrict access among poor households, and free provision through public health campaigns is often not financially feasible. Findings are described from the first large-scale cluster randomized controlled trial in a developing country context that evaluates the uptake of a health-protecting technology, insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs), through micro-consumer loans, as compared to free distribution and control conditions. [BREAD Working Paper No. 297]. URL:[http://ipl.econ.duke.edu/bread/papers/working/297.pdf].

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Keywords: malaria; developing country; insecticide-treated bednets; ITNs; health technology; micro consumer loans; poor households; public health; Orissa; India; randomized controlled trial;

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  1. Brian Blackburn & Aprajit Mahajan & Alessandro Tarozzi & Joanne Yoong, 2009. "Commitment Mechanisms and Compliance with Health-protecting Behavior: Preliminary Evidence from Irissa (India)," Discussion Papers 08-026, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
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