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Open Access | The potential role of the educational system in addressing the effect of inadequate knowledge of mosquitoes on use of insecticide-treated nets in Ghana

September 16, 2010 - 13:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Kudom AA, Mensah BA
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:256 (15 September 2010)

The study reveals that respondents did not have adequate knowledge on the biology and behaviour of mosquitoes. This appears to weaken their knowledge of the link between the use of ITN and malaria control; the effect of this is that a significant number owned ITNs but did not use them.

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Microfinance against malaria: impact of Freedom from Hunger's malaria education when delivered by rural banks in Ghana

November 26, 2009 - 06:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Natalie De La Cruz, Benjamin Crookston, Bobbi Gray, Steve Alder, Kirk Dearden
Reference: 
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 12, December 2009, Pages 1229-1236, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.03.018

Results indicate that, although significant barriers to malaria control remain, a malaria education program provided by microfinance institutions can effectively contribute to community and national malaria initiatives.

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