Knowledge of malaria among women of burundi and its impact on the incidence of the disease

Laura Tagliaferri, Giulia Prunotto, Juliette Hakizimana, Walter Peves Rios, Claudio Pelucchi, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito

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In order to investigate whether the persistently high incidence of malaria in Burundi is due to a lack of knowledge of the disease, mothers of children admitted to the hospital of Kiremba in Burundi were anonymously administered a semi-structured questionnaire about malaria. A total of 539 questionnaires were evaluated. About 75% of the women knew that malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes, and respectively 58.3 and 23.9% knew that it could lead to the death of a fetus or a low birth weight. Fewer than half of the women (44.7%) knew that malaria can be definitely diagnosed by means of a blood examination and only 39.7% indicates that artesunate-amodiaquine was the first-line therapy recommended by the Burundian health authorities. Long-lasting insecticidal or insecticide-treated nets were used by only 33.0%. Burundian women generally know little about malaria. Public awareness programmes should be conducted before any malaria control initiatives are planned.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberfmr089
Pages (from-to)258-262
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume58
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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Malaria
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Low Birth Weight Infant
Insecticides
Culicidae
Fetus
Mothers
Health

Keywords

  • Burundi
  • Malaria
  • Malaria therapy
  • Prevention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Tagliaferri, L., Prunotto, G., Hakizimana, J., Rios, W. P., Pelucchi, C., Principi, N., & Esposito, S. (2012). Knowledge of malaria among women of burundi and its impact on the incidence of the disease. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 58(4), 258-262. [fmr089]. https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmr089

Knowledge of malaria among women of burundi and its impact on the incidence of the disease. / Tagliaferri, Laura; Prunotto, Giulia; Hakizimana, Juliette; Rios, Walter Peves; Pelucchi, Claudio; Principi, Nicola; Esposito, Susanna.

In: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Vol. 58, No. 4, fmr089, 08.2012, p. 258-262.

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Tagliaferri, L, Prunotto, G, Hakizimana, J, Rios, WP, Pelucchi, C, Principi, N & Esposito, S 2012, 'Knowledge of malaria among women of burundi and its impact on the incidence of the disease', Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, vol. 58, no. 4, fmr089, pp. 258-262. https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmr089
Tagliaferri L, Prunotto G, Hakizimana J, Rios WP, Pelucchi C, Principi N et al. Knowledge of malaria among women of burundi and its impact on the incidence of the disease. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2012 Aug;58(4):258-262. fmr089. https://doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmr089
Tagliaferri, Laura ; Prunotto, Giulia ; Hakizimana, Juliette ; Rios, Walter Peves ; Pelucchi, Claudio ; Principi, Nicola ; Esposito, Susanna. / Knowledge of malaria among women of burundi and its impact on the incidence of the disease. In: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 2012 ; Vol. 58, No. 4. pp. 258-262.
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