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Affordable house designs to improve health in rural Africa: a field study from northeastern Tanzania.

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Summary of "Affordable house designs to improve health in rural Africa: a field study from northeastern Tanzania."

The population of sub-Saharan Africa is currently estimated to be 1245 million and is expected to quadruple by the end of the century, necessitating the building of millions of homes. Malaria remains a substantial problem in this region and efforts to minimise transmission should be considered in future house planning. We studied how building elements, which have been successfully employed in southeast Asia to prevent mosquitos from entering and cooling the house, could be integrated in a more sustainable house design in rural northeastern Tanzania, Africa, to decrease mosquito density and regulate indoor climate.

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Name: The Lancet. Planetary health
ISSN: 2542-5196
Pages: e188-e199

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