Majority of the community members recognized presence of mosquito swarms in their communities but did not associate these swarms with mosquito mating.
This study has demonstrated occurrence of An. funestus swarms for the first time in Tanzania.
With increased globalization in Tanzania, more women are becoming part of the workforce, which may limit their full commitment to net care and repair activities, leading to increased net damage, malaria incidences and higher costs for malaria treatment.
The observed prevalence among school children showed marked variation at regional and sub-regional levels across the country.
Majority of the medicine dispensers in the community pharmaceutical outlets were knowledgeable about SPs and their indications.
Gatherings and celebrations expose people to mosquito bites.
BG-Malaria (BGM) trap is a simple adaptation of the widely-used BG-Sentinel trap (BGS).
A total of 400 febrile patients were enrolled in the study. Out of 400 febrile outpatients tested for malaria, 116 (28.75%) tested positive with mRDT.
In Ruangwa, net care was defined as overall net maintenance, such as cleanliness, and not directly associated with the prevention of damage as reported in other studies.
Malaria transmission in Ifakara has decreased by > 99% since early-2000s, reaching levels nearly undetectable with current entomological methods.