+ Resolve Article
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter

+ Translate
+ Subscribe to Site Feed
GeoScience Most Shared ContentMost Shared Content

Ownership and usage of insecticide-treated bed nets after free distribution via a voucher system in two provinces of Mozambique

, : Ownership and usage of insecticide-treated bed nets after free distribution via a voucher system in two provinces of Mozambique. Malaria Journal 9(): 222-222

Insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) are an efficacious intervention for malaria prevention. During a national immunization campaign in Mozambique, vouchers, which were to be redeemed at a later date for free ITNs, were distributed in Manica and Sofala provinces. A survey to evaluate ITN ownership and usage post-campaign was conducted. Four districts in each province and four enumeration areas (EAs) in each district were selected using probability proportional to size. Within each EA, 32 households (HHs) were selected using a simple random sample. Interviews to assess ownership and usage were conducted in each of the selected HHs using personal digital assistants. Valid interviews were completed for 947 (92.5%) (440 in Manica and 507 in Sofala) of the 1,024 selected HHs. Among participating HHs, 65.0% in Manica and 63.1% in Sofala reported that at least one child under five years of age slept in the house the previous night. HH ownership of at least one bed net of any kind was 20.6% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 7.9%-43.6%) and 35.6% (95% CI: 27.8%-44.3%) pre-campaign; and 55.1% (95% CI: 43.6%-66.1%) and 59.6 (95% CI: 42.4%-74.7%) post-campaign in Manica and Sofala, respectively. Post-campaign HH ownership of at least one ITN was 50.2% (95% CI: 41.8%-58.5%) for both provinces combined. In addition, 60.3% (95% CI: 50.6%-69.2%) of children under five years of age slept under an ITN the previous night. This ITN distribution increased bed net ownership and usage rates. Integration of ITN distribution with immunization campaigns presents an opportunity for reaching malaria control targets and should continue to be considered.

PMID: 20684764

DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-9-222

Other references

Frignani, L.; Righetti, L., 1958: Anatomo-radiographic observations on the senilization of the arteroes of the penis. Observations based on use of the anatomo-radiographic method are given and the radiograms described. It was noticed that presenile aspects in the arteries of the penis can be discerned at about 40 years of age. Angiographic marks of senility can b...

Plotz, C.M., 1972: Patients and patience. Postgraduate Medicine 51(6): 21-21

Frenk, E.; Schellhorn, J.P., 1969: Morphology of the epidermal melanin unit. Dermatologica 139(4): 271-277

Kadambi, V.J.; Grupp, I.L.; Kranias, E.G., 1998: Transgenic approach to elucidate the role of phospholamban in modulating atrial contractility. Journal of Molecular & Cellular Cardiology 30(6): A47, June

Scherberger, Hörg., 2017: Stirred, Not Shaken: Motor Control with Partially Mixed Selectivity. In this issue of Neuron, Zhang et al. (2017) demonstrate that neurons in human parietal cortex represent effector responses functionally segregated, while other movement variables are associated in a subordinated fashion. Such partially mixed sel...

Baron, J.C.; Marchal, G., 1995: Cerebral ischemia in the acute phase: clinical implications of the coupled study of cerebral perfusion and metabolism using positron tomography. La Revue de Medecine Interne 16 Suppl 1: 6s-8s

Waldron, I., 1980: Employment and women's health: an analysis of causal relationships. Housewives report more chronic illness than employed women, and housewives are more likely than employed women to rate their health as poor or fair. Poor health can deter a woman from seeking or keeping a job, and this appears to be one important...

Dreyer, W.J.; Michael, L.H.; Nguyen, T.; Laine, G.A.; Liedtke, G.; Jackson, P.; Entman, M.L.; Smith, C.W.yne, 1992: Neutrophil-mediated pulmonary injury in a canine model of cardiopulmonary bypass Evidence for a CD18-dependent mechanism. Circulation 86(4 SUPPL 1): I629

Zhang, F.; Wang, Y-Ying.; Liu, H.; Lu, Y-Fu.; Wu, Q.; Liu, J.; Shi, J-Shan., 2013: Resveratrol Produces Neurotrophic Effects on Cultured Dopaminergic Neurons through Prompting Astroglial BDNF and GDNF Release. Increasing evidence indicated astroglia-derived neurotrophic factors generation might hold a promising therapy for Parkinson's disease (PD). Resveratrol, naturally present in red wine and grapes with potential benefit for health, is well know...

Loehrer, P.J.; Sledge, G.W.; Nicaise, C.; Usakewicz, J.; Hainsworth, J.D.; Martelo, O.J.; Omura, G.; Braun, T.J., 1989: Ifosfamide plus doxorubicin in metastatic adult sarcomas: a multi-institutional phase II trial. Between April 1986 and March 1987, 42 patients with advanced sarcoma were entered in this multi-institutional trial evaluating ifosfamide plus doxorubicin. The majority of patients had leiomyosarcoma and malignant fibrous histiocytoma although two...