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Social norms, misperceptions, and mosquito net use: a population-based, cross-sectional study in rural Uganda

June 7, 2019 - 16:55 -- Open Access
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Jessica M. Perkins, Paul Krezanoski, Sae Takada, Bernard Kakuhikire, Vincent Batwala, Alexander C. Tsai, Nicholas A. Christakis and David R. Bangsberg
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:189, 3 June 2019

Mosquito net use is an essential part of malaria prevention. Although previous research has shown that many people sleep under a mosquito net in endemic areas, it is unknown whether people underestimate how common it is to sleep under a net every night. Furthermore, perceived social norms about whether most others sleep under a mosquito net every night may contribute to personally sleeping under a net, given decades of research showing that people often mimic others’ behaviours.

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Assessing the effects of mosquito nets on malaria mortality using a space time model: a case study of Rufiji and Ifakara Health and Demographic Surveillance System sites in rural Tanzania

May 6, 2016 - 17:48 -- Open Access
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Majige Selemani, Amina S. Msengwa, Angelina M. Lutambi, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:257, 4 May 2016

This modelling framework is appropriate and provides useful approaches to understanding the effect of mosquito nets for targeting malaria control intervention.

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Ownership and usage of mosquito nets after four years of large-scale free distribution in Papua New Guinea

June 13, 2012 - 15:35 -- Patrick Sampao
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Hetzel MW, Gideon G, Lote N, Makita L, Siba PM, Mueller I
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:192 (10 June 2012)

MalariaWorldPapua New Guinea (PNG) is a highly malaria endemic country in the South-West Pacific with a population of approximately 6.6 million (2009). In 2004, the country intensified its malaria control activities with support from the Global Fund.

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Open Access | Predictors of mosquito net use in Ghana

September 21, 2011 - 13:30 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Carol A Baume, Ana Claudia Franca Koh
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:265 (15 September 2011)

The results of this study suggest that net use would increase in Ghana if coloured nets were made available in mass distributions as well as in the commercial market;

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Price subsidies and the market for mosquito nets in developing countries: A study of Tanzania’s discount voucher scheme

June 28, 2011 - 10:44 -- Patrick Sampao
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Chris D. Gingrich, Kara Hanson, Tanya Marchant, Jo-Ann Mulligan, Hadji Mponda
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Social Science & Medicine, Volume 73, Issue 1, July 2011, Pages 160-168

The model describes the ITN market in a typical developing country and is applied to the situation in Tanzania, where the Tanzania National Voucher Scheme (TNVS) provides a targeted subsidy to vulnerable population groups by means of a discount voucher.

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Open Access | Sustained reduction in prevalence of lymphatic filariasis infection in spite of missed rounds of mass drug administration in an area under mosquito nets for malaria control

May 28, 2011 - 09:47 -- Patrick Sampao
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Sammy M Njenga, Charles S Mwandawiro, Claire N Wamae, Dunstan A Mukoko, Anisa A Omar, Masaaki Shimada, Moses J Bockarie and David H Molyneux
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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:90

Four rounds of MDA with diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) and albendazole were given to 8 study villages over an 8-year period. Although annual MDA was not administered for several years the overall prevalence of microfilariae declined significantly from 20.9% in 2002 to 0.9% in 2009.

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Open Access | Reported reasons for not using a mosquito net when one is available: a review of the published literature

April 20, 2011 - 11:59 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Justin Pulford, Manuel W Hetzel, Miranda Bryant, Peter M Siba, Ivo Mueller
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:83 (11 April 2011)

The findings of this review should be considered highly tentative until such time as greater quantities of dedicated, well-designed and reported studies are available in the published literature.

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Increased financial accessibility and targeted education messages could increase ownership and use of mosquito nets in Purulia District, West Bengal, India

May 11, 2010 - 13:23 -- Patrick Sampao
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A.K. Biswas, Y.J. Hutin, R. Ramakrishnan, B. Patra, M.D. Gupte
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 6, June 2010, Pages 423-428

Whilst household income is the strongest determinant of mosquito net ownership, selected knowledge elements are associated with net use. It is necessary to improve financial accessibility to nets and to communicate that malaria is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that could be fatal in children.

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