Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net ownership and use among children under five years of age following a targeted distribution in central Uganda
Published Date:May 19 2014
Source:Malar J. 2014; 13:185.
Universal coverage of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLINs) for prevention of malaria was adopted by the Uganda National Malaria Control Programme in 2007. The first mass distribution of LLINs was implemented in 2010. Initially, a campaign targeted to households with pregnant women and children aged
A two-stage, cluster-sample, cross-sectional household survey was carried out in early 2011 in Central region districts surveyed during the 2009 Malaria Indicator Survey (MIS). In the first sampling stage, 30 enumeration areas (EAs) were selected and all households were enumerated. Within each sampled EA, 20 households were randomly selected for interview using two questionnaires: a household questionnaire and a woman’s questionnaire for all women aged 15-49 years, both modified from the MIS.
When compared to 2009 MIS results, household ownership of at least one LLIN increased by 47%, from 22 to 69% after the targeted campaign. LLIN use among children
The first phase of the campaign led to substantial increases in both LLIN ownership and equitable use among children
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