Al Jazeera visit the RooPfs Project in The Gambia
Al Jazeera television recently visited the Medical Research Council The Gambia in Fajara and Basse to find out more about the RooPfs study.
The study is funded by MRC-DFID-Wellcome Trust and aims to see if malaria can be reduced by improving existing houses by installing metal roofs, closing eaves and screening doors and windows. Children living in traditional and improved houses will be monitored for malaria and incidence in the two groups of children will be compared. At present the study is still ongoing but the investigators will know the outcome of the study next year.