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Rwandans find new uses for malaria nets

Rwanda's government issues mosquito nets to prevent malaria. But it makes for a good chicken coop too. (Photo: Didier Bikorimana)

Net a mosquito, or just coop your chickens
The global push to combat malaria is making mosquito nets widely available in many disease-prone countries.

A lot of the nets help put food on the table instead, even though it puts others at risk.  

 Rwanda's resorted to a public information campaign reminding people they're meant to hang over the bed for a reason.

Rwandan journalist Didier Bikorimana is there, among the children and the chickens.

Didier's documentary

The March 15 Dispatches program
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