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Insecticide Treated Nets Distribution and Malaria Infection in Argungu - Nigeria

Volume 7, Issue 2, August 2014, Pages 709–716

 Insecticide Treated Nets Distribution and Malaria Infection in Argungu - Nigeria

Rabecca Samuel Naphtali1 and Sani Abdullahi Fana2

1 Department of Zoology, Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola, Nigeria
2 Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 17 June 2014

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Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNS) is considered one of the most cost effective methods of malaria control. However, having ITNs does not confirm protection from malaria unless there is proper usage and strong adherence. The study was conducted to assess the distribution and utilization of ITNs in relation to malaria infection. The study was a cross sectional and structured questionnaire was used to retrieve information from the heads of households on their socio-demographic characteristics and compliance with insecticide treated nets utilization. The study subject's malaria infection status was also determined, using thick blood films stained with Giemsa stains. A total of 300 households were assessed, out of which 226(75.3%) had at least one ITN of which 62% were obtained during immunization. Only 173(57.7%) of these ITNs were utilized. Ownership was highest among civil servants (75.0%) and lowest among unemployed households (40.0%). Possession was higher among family > 10 members (84.2%) and least among those comprising 1

Author Keywords: Malaria, ITNs, Distribution, Utilization, Blood.

How to Cite this Article

Rabecca Samuel Naphtali and Sani Abdullahi Fana, “Insecticide Treated Nets Distribution and Malaria Infection in Argungu - Nigeria,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 709–716, August 2014.