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Research: Knowledge and practices on malaria in Tubu village, in a malaria-endemic area in northern Botswana: implications for interventions

October 31, 2013 - 09:43 -- Bart G.J. Knols
Author(s): 
Elijah Chirebvu, Moses John Chimbari, Barbara Ntombi Ngwenya
Reference: 
MWJ 2013, 4, 15
Article type: 
Research
Abstract: 

The purpose of this survey was to assess peoples’ knowledge and perceptions on malaria among all the 71 households of Tubu village, located on the fringes of the Okavango Delta, in order to generate information to contribute to the malaria elimination programme being implemented by the Ministry of Health of Botswana. Generally, the high level of awareness and good practices shown by the community were ideal for sustainable implementation of community-based malaria intervention programmes. Misconceptions on malaria need to be corrected as these may have some detrimental effects on the Ministry of Health’s goal of malaria elimination in Botswana by 2016.

 

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