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Malaria and Anemia among Children in sub-Saharan Africa: the Effect of Mosquito Net Distribution

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  • Bénédicte H. Apouey

    (Paris School of Economics)

  • Gabriel Picone

    (Department of Economics, University of South Florida)

  • Joshua Wilde

    (Department of Economics, University of South Florida)

  • Joseph Coleman

    (Department of Economics, University of South Florida)

  • Robyn Kibler

    (Department of Economics, University of South Florida)

Abstract

This article explores the impact of antimalarial campaigns, and in particular of the scale up in the distribution of mosquito nets, on anemia for children under 5 in sub-Saharan Africa. It uses individual-level data on more than 150,000 children and their families, combined with regionallevel data on malaria intensity before the antimalarial campaigns, for 16 countries between 2000 and 2014. Using a differences-in-differences estimation strategy, the paper tests whether the impact of the campaigns on anemia is larger in regions where the intensity of malaria was greater prior to the campaigns. The results indicate that the scale up has a negligible or small effect on moderate or severe anemia, whereas the other campaigns do not have any significant impact.

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  • Bénédicte H. Apouey & Gabriel Picone & Joshua Wilde & Joseph Coleman & Robyn Kibler, 2016. "Malaria and Anemia among Children in sub-Saharan Africa: the Effect of Mosquito Net Distribution," Working Papers 0116, University of South Florida, Department of Economics.
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    Keywords

    Anemia; Malaria; Bed Nets; Africa; Child Health;
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    JEL classification:

    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I15 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health and Economic Development
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa

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