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Effect of Innovative Interventions on the Utilization of Insecticide Treated Bed-Nets among Pregnant Women in Gezira, Sudan

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 1627-1630

Keywords : Insecticide Treated Bed-Nets; Malaria; Innovative; Utilization;

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Background Malaria is a prevailing public health problem in the tropical courtiers. In Sudan malaria is presenting a heavy burden to the national economy and health services. Application of preventive measures is known to reduce malaria mortality and morbidity significantly. Objective This study aims to assess the effect of innovative interventions on the utilization rate of Insecticide Treated-Nets and pregnant women knowledge, attitude and practices. Methods A pre and post study was conducted among400 pregnant women. They were randomly selected from eight villages from East Gezira Locality. The intervention based on Communication for behavioral changes and utilization of Insecticide Treated Bed-Nets and continues for one year. The data were collected before and after intervention, compared and analyzed using SPSS-20. Results The result revealed that, there is a significant change in practices concern method used in fixing mosquito bed nets with wood, and the daily usage of Insecticide Treated Bed-Nets. There are also significant modifications of knowledge and attitudes towards the benefits of Insecticide Treated Bed-Nets. Conclusion The effective innovative intervention which aims to translate the existing knowledge into practice, therefore, yields good results.

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