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United Against Malaria - Case Study on Azalai Hotels Group

Azalaï Hotels Group is a growing network of 3- and 4-star hotels across West Africa. With three of those hotels in the capital city of Bamako, Azalaï has a major presence in Mali, one of the most malaria-endemic countries on the continent. Despite high infection rates, a mosquito net costing 5,000 CFA, or about USD 10, is still a prohibitively costly prevention tool in Mali. But even costlier, managers say, is the recruiting and training of new employees hired to replace malaria-stricken workers. In 2008, managers at Azalaï decided to intervene on behalf of the 250 workers in Mali, giving each two long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs).