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Program Manager, USAID's End Malaria Project Clara Harb

Clara Harb is a program manager on the Chemonics-implemented USAID End Malaria Project. Previously, she served as a fellow with the American Journal of Public Health and as an AmeriCorps Member researching food insecurity while building resource capacity as a Community Health Worker in Cleveland, Ohio. She has also conducted epidemiological research related to malaria in Uganda and bioinformatics and genomics research related to Ebola. Clara holds two bachelor’s degrees in biology and in francophone studies from Baldwin Wallace University, as well as master’s degrees in public health and in bioethics and medical humanities from Case Western Reserve University.

by Clara Harb

Trinômes to Binômes: Optimizing Community Health Resources to Achieve Universal ITN Coverage in the DRC

This post originally appeared in The Frontline Health Workers Coalition. Despite having limited resources, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues its fight against malaria through the widespread distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs). However, finding efficiencies and reducing the cost of each campaign is paramount. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the U.S. President’s…

Beyond Bed Nets: How Gender Integration Can Improve Malaria Control

For years, Marthe Ilunga relied on insecticides and nightly mosquito hunting to keep her children from coming down with malaria in her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). But success was limited: two of her three children had recurrent fevers, requiring Marthe to regularly seek care for them at the Dilala Health Center…