Malaria eradication globally is yet to be achieved and transmission is sustained in many endemic countries. Plasmodium falciparum continues to develop resistance to currently available anti-malarial drugs, posing great problems for malaria elimination. This study evaluates the frequencies of asymptomatic infection and multidrug resistance-1 (mdr-1) gene mutations in parasite isolates, which form the basis for understanding persistently high incidence in South West, Nigeria.
The results suggest that caregiver exposure to topic-specific SBC messages improves the use of ITNs among children.
Substantial knowledge gaps on the use of RDTs and treatment with artemisinin-based combinations exist among rural PPMVs.
The findings indicate that socio-demographic factors such as marital and educational status greatly influence knowledge on malaria prevention and control measures.
Although there was a significant agreement in the outcomes of RDT and microscopy tests, the discriminatory accuracy of RDT was weak.
Improvement of socio-economic development and quality of life is paramount to achieving malaria free Nigeria.
A large proportion of pregnant women in this study were not sleeping under ITNs.
Non-improved housing predicted malaria infection among U5s in Nigeria. Improved housing is a promising means to support a more integrated and sustainable approach to malaria prevention.
Parasitaemia is higher in HIV-infected than uninfected children.