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Long-lasting insecticide-treated bed net ownership, utilization and associated factors among school-age children in Dara Mallo and Uba Debretsehay districts, Southern Ethiopia

October 15, 2020 - 15:15 -- Open Access
Zerihun Zerdo, Hilde Bastiaens, Sibyl Anthierens, Fekadu Massebo, Matewos Masne, Gelila Biresaw, Misgun Shewangizaw, Abayneh Tunje, Yilma Chisha, Tsegaye Yohannes and Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden
Malaria Journal 2020 19:369, 15 October 2020

Malaria is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality among school-age children (SAC) in sub-Saharan Africa. SAC account for more than 60% of the reservoir of malaria transmission, but they are given less emphasis in prioritizing malaria prevention interventions. This study was aimed at assessing the ownership of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINs), its utilization and factors associated with ownership of LLINs by households and LLINs utilization among SAC in malaria-prone areas of Dara Mallo and Uba Debretsehay districts in Southern Ethiopia, October to December 2019.

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