alexa Use of malaria prevention measures in Malawian households.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

Author(s): Ziba C, Slutsker L, Chitsulo L, Steketee RW

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Abstract Information on malaria prevention practices in households was obtained in a nation-wide knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey in Malawi. Of the 1,531 heads of household questioned, 55\% were able to identify mosquitoes as the cause of malaria. Use of any type of malaria prevention method was reported by 52\% of respondents. Among users, 47\% used commercial products (insecticide, mosquito coils, bednets), and 64\% used natural measures (burning leaves, dung, or wood); 11\% used both. The most common commercial measure used was mosquito coils (16\%) followed by insecticide spray (11\%) and bednets (7\%). Increasing household income and educational level of the household head were strongly correlated with use of commercial methods to prevent malaria; households with an income ranked moderate or greater were eight times more likely to have used a purchased product. Use of natural measures was correlated with lower income and educational level. Thirty-six percent of respondents reported having heard or seen information on malaria in the previous year. Use of household malaria preventive measures in Malawi is very low and income-dependent. Educational messages are required to improve understanding and use of affordable measures. PIP:
This article was published in Trop Med Parasitol and referenced in Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals

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