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Perceptions and prevention practices on malaria among the indigenous Orang Asli community in Kelantan, Peninsular Malaysia

April 28, 2021 - 15:54 -- Open Access
Mohd Bakhtiar Munajat, Mohd Amirul Fitri A. Rahim, Zulkarnain Md Idris, et al.
Malaria Journal 2021 20:202, 27 April 2021

Malaysia is on track towards malaria elimination. However, several cases of malaria still occur in the country. Contributing factors and communal aspects have noteworthy effects on any malaria elimination activities. Thus, assessing the community’s knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) towards malaria is essential. This study was performed to evaluate KAP regarding malaria among the indigenous people (i.e. Orang Asli) in Peninsular Malaysia.

A survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding malaria and bed nets on Bubaque Island, Guinea-Bissau

November 17, 2020 - 13:33 -- Open Access
Harry Hutchins, Grace Power, Thomas Ant, Eunice Teixeira da Silva, Adriana Goncalves, Amabelia Rodrigues, James Logan, David Mabey and Anna Last
Malaria Journal 2020 19:412, 17 November 2020

Malaria remains a significant public health problem in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa. Government control measures include bed net distribution campaigns, however, local knowledge, attitudes and practices towards bed nets and malaria are uncharacterized on the remote Bijagos Archipelago.

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