About Matt McLaughlin
Role(s) / Profession(s)
- Manager (Site/Facility, Program, Project)
Website: http://www.peacecorps.gov/ Type: Government Country: United States About: The U.S. Peace Corps is a governmental volunteer organization.
- Burkina Faso
- Tanzania, United Republic of
- United States
@Richard - I've put out the call to our Volunteer network to see if anyone is interested in doing a community wide trial of this (preferably in a manageably sized rural community). I'll get back to you when I hear more. In the mean time, if there are any papers ...
@Richard - "screens = affluence" is a fantastic, and totally sellable BCC intervention. That's a wonderful idea. I'm less sanguine about pre-made screening for windows or doors. I don't think I've ever seen a "standard-size" door or window in a hut. It's almost always "measure the existing hole, then build, ...
@Tony - Stabilized earth is an interesting suggestion, but couldn't the same effect (neutralizing the breeding area created from harvesting the earth) be achieved by filling in the holes, planting trees into them, or any other number of interventions that don't require a) money, and b) a distribution network for ...
@Bill - I admire your passion for the subject, but I don't think going to Washington accusing one of the only programs in international aid to enjoy bi-partisan support of being incompetent is a great way to make friends and influence policy... responses inline: "a broader and more rational approach ...
@All - I think this discussion of nets is becoming a sideshow - my fault to be sure. With my personal experience and the data from nationally representative studies like the MIS, I'm not going to be easily convinced that net utilization is as low as the pessimistic numbers. And ...
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