Perception of malaria risk in a setting of reduced malaria transmission: a qualitative study in Zanzibar

Reasons for continued use of preventive practices include: fear of malaria returning to high levels, presence of mosquitoes during rainy seasons, and concern about local cases from other villages or imported cases from mainland Tanzania. Mosques, clinics, schools and community meetings were listed as most important sources of education.

However, residents express the desire for more education.

Conclusion: Health care providers and residents generally reported consistent use of malaria preventive measures. However, maintaining and continuing to reduce malaria transmission will require ongoing education for both health care providers and residents to reinforce the importance of using preventive measures.

via Perception of malaria risk in a setting of reduced malaria transmission: a qualitative study in Zanzibar.

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