Bed Net Distribution. Malaria Prevention and Control. Session Learning Objectives :.
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Malaria Prevention and Control
Even within a country there may be different species of anophelene mosquitos in different regions that behave differently – see http://www.map.ox.ac.uk/
Distance from Universal Coverage Zone
From the same study, the danger of contracting malaria increased for those not using nets the farther they were from the center of the Universal Coverage Zone.
From a study done in Kenya in 2007. Note that even the people not using a net in the Universal Coverage zone were less likely to contract malaria than those outside the zone.
“I don’t like nets. They’re too
danged hot…” – AmadouDiallo
A resistant A gambiae mosquito chills out on a mosquito net
Some of the following statements are incorrect. Identify those that are factually incorrect. Later you will consider culturally appropriate responses to community members who believed these assertions.
You can’t breathe underneath a bed net.
Bed nets are bad for your health.
Mosquitoes are more attracted to pregnant women.
The government said only kids under five need a bed net so I don’t need one.
I’ve gotten malaria every year, malaria isn’t dangerous, so I don’t need a bed net.
My government purchases cheap nets which don’t work.
I get bitten by mosquitoes all day, so it’s useless to use a bed net at night.
If God didn’t want us to get malaria he wouldn’t have created mosquitoes.
I heard there was resistance here, so nets are useless.
Insecticides are more dangerous than malaria.