As a result of the high prevalence of malaria (above 50%) in the South West region of the country, the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership recommended the use of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs), especially among people living in malaria-endemic areas. It was based on this recommendation Society for Family Health (SFH) conducted a mass LLIN distribution campaign in Ogun state in March/ April 2014.
The Support to National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) was set up to support the Government of Nigeria (GoN) and relevant partners in tracking the massive burden of malaria in the country and measuring efforts at its control.

Project Goal

To assess the levels of coverage, retention, and use of bed nets among the people of Ogun state following the Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN) mass distribution campaigns.

Objectives

  • Assess the coverage of the universal Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets access campaigns in the state and the outcomes
  • Assess the levels of net retention after the distribution
  • Assess the levels of net use and its determinants

Related Activities

  • Obtained the detailed information on net use and sleeping patterns in the family
  • Evaluated the success of Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) activities associated with the campaign
  • Assessed the influence of LLIN campaign nets on the availability and use of previously owned Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) or untreated nets
  • Assessed the status and physical condition of LLIN campaign nets after distribution
  • Obtained the detailed information on net handling and washing patterns

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