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Evaluation of Malaria Spread in Relation to Poor Environmental Conditions at Kibaha District (Tanzania)

Mauti, G. O., Mauti, E. M. and Kowanga, D. K. (2015) Evaluation of Malaria Spread in Relation to Poor Environmental Conditions at Kibaha District (Tanzania). Journal of Scientific and Innovative Research, 4 (5). pp. 203-206. ISSN 2320-4818

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Abstract

Communicable diseases cause a lot of out- patient attendance resulting to huge allocation of funds by both Governmental and Non – governmental organizations in combating them. A cross section study was conducted at Maili Moja community to ascertain environmental conditions prevailing in the area and how they contribute to the spread of Malaria as a communicable disease. About 200 questionnaires were self - administered to the community to capture data. The study reviewed that not using treated mosquito nets accounted for 81.2% of chances of suffering from malaria. Malaria is the main causes of communicable disease burden in Maili Moja community. It was found that poverty, neglecting the use of Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLITNs), treated bed sheets and indoor residual Spraying (IRS) also poor environmental conditions untreated compost pits, stagnant water and sewages lead to the spread of malaria disease. It is therefore recommended that Maili Moja community to use Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLITNs), bed sheets, perform routinely spray of mosquito insecticides, treatment of drinking, sewage and stagnant water be intensified in the community. It is also recommended that water and sanitation be improved by putting up new water points and sanitary facilities.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Communicable diseases, Malaria, Insecticide Treated Nets,
Subjects: Malaria > Vector control
Divisions: Other
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 07:55
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 07:55
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/3560

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