World Journal of
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Abstract

ASSESSMENT OF KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE TOWARDS MALARIA PREVENTION AND CONTROL AMONG ASSOSA WOREDA COMMUNITIES, BENISHANGUL GUMUZ REGIONAL STATE, WESTERN ETHIOPIA

Shewangizaw Alemayehu and Desalegn Amenu*

ABSTRACT

The present study was conducted to investigate the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of community towards Malaria Prevention and Control among Assosa Woreda communities, Benishangul Gumuz Regional State, Western Ethiopia and community based assessment was investigated by using simple and structured question, as the result revealed that majority of the community had good information in relation to malaria prevention and control. Health institutions and health extension workers are the main sources of information about malaria control and prevention activities in the study community. In this study the practice of the community to malaria prevention and control is very lower than Malaria Indicator Survey 2007 of Benishangul Gumuz Regional State. However the attitude of the community towards malaria prevention and control is very highest that the expected level of attitude in the region. Among many reasons for this, the community uses ITN for other purposes. Therefore, efforts are needed to increase utilization of ITN in the community through community conversation and education.

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