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insecticide-treated bet nets (LLINs)

Role of individual perceptions in the consistent use of malaria preventive measures: mixed methods evidence from rural Rwanda

August 9, 2019 - 14:47 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Domina Asingizwe, P. Marijn Poortvliet, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, Arnold J. H. van Vliet, Chantal Marie Ingabire, Leon Mutesa and Cees Leeuwis
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:270, 8 August 2019

Malaria preventive measures, including long-lasting insecticide-treated bet nets (LLINs), indoor residual spraying (IRS), and controlling mosquito breeding sites, are key measures to achieve malaria elimination. Still, compliance with these recommended measures remains a major challenge. By applying a novel and comprehensive model for determinants of malaria prevention behaviour, this study tests how individual perceptions influence the intentions to use malaria preventive measures and explores strategies that stimulate their consistent use.

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