Use of malaria prevention measures in Malawian households.

  title={Use of malaria prevention measures in Malawian households.},
  author={Charles Ziba and Lawrence Slutsker and Lester Chitsulo and Richard W. Steketee},
  journal={Tropical medicine and parasitology : official organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit},
  volume={45 1},
Information on malaria prevention practices in households was obtained in a nation-wide knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey in Malawi. Of the 1,531 heads of household questioned, 55% were able to identify mosquitoes as the cause of malaria. Use of any type of malaria prevention method was reported by 52% of respondents. Among users, 47% used commercial products (insecticide, mosquito coils, bednets), and 64% used natural measures (burning leaves, dung, or wood); 11% used both. The most… CONTINUE READING