Factors Contributing to Utilisation of Insecticide Treated Mosquito Bed Nets Among the Households of Kayonza Subcounty, Kanungu District.
The purpose of this study was to identify factors contributing to utilization and usage of insecticide treated mosquito bed nets among the community members in Kayonza Sub County, Kanungu district. The study was guded by the following objectives: to establish the level of knowledge, attitudes of household heads on malaria and use of ITNs in Kayonza Sub County, Kanungu district, to determine the factors influencing the ITN utilization usage at household level in Kayonza Sub County, Kanungu district, to recommend various solutions for ITN use and utilization for households in Kayonza Sub County, Kanungu district. A cross sectional study design involving both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. The main findings from the study revealed that all the house hold heads their knowledge and attitude was high on ITN usage and utilization. It was noted that health workers, VHTs, peer facilitators were seen as important source of information on ITN use and utilization thus signify the importance of numerous health education carried out by health workers in promoting ITN utilization. Furthermore it was found out that there was no treatment of ITNs in the entire sub county of Kayonza. This could be as a result of lack of insecticide for treating ITN s on local market and government health facilities. The study recommended that The Ministry of Health should increase regular community sensitization campaigns to ensure greater awareness of the importance of sleeping under insecticide treated nets among the vulnerable groups. Furthermore, the study recommend that VHTs and peer facilitators be motivated and further trained on ITN treatment and on care and maintenance be done by the Office of DHO Kanungu District. Keywords: Factors, Utilisation, Insecticide Treated Mosquito, Bed Nets, Households, Kayonza Subcounty, Kanungu District.
Factors, Utilisation, Insecticide Treated Mosquito, Bed Nets, Households, Kayonza Subcounty, Kanungu District