Measuring ventilation in different typologies of rural Gambian houses: a pilot experimental study

03.08.20
Jakob B. Knudsen, Margaret Pinder, Ebrima Jatta, Musa Jawara, Mahamed A. Yousuf, Amalie T. S√łndergaard & Steve W. Lindsay

Background: African houses are frequently too hot and uncomfortable to use a bed net at night. Indoor thermal comfort is often evaluated by measuring temperature and humidity, ignoring ventilation. This study explored ways to measure ventilation in single-roomed rural Gambian houses during the malaria transmission season and evaluated building designs that could increase airflow at night and help keep the occupants comfortable.