Assessing adoption of Roll Back Malaria Programme among women farmers in Ikorodu Local government area of Lagos state, Nigeria

Assessing adoption of Roll Back Malaria Programme among women farmers in Ikorodu Local government area of Lagos state, Nigeria

Author by Dr. Daniel Babalola

Journal/Publisher: Canadian Journal Of Pure And Applied Science

Volume/Edition: 7

Language: English

Pages: 2375 - 2379

Abstract

Combating malaria globally, especially among women and infants, has become a public health, environmental and economic priority, as such special focus has been given to it in the millennium development goal. This has also led to the initiation of programmes such as the Roll Back Malaria Programme (RBMP). In view of this, this paper assessed the adoption of RBMP among women in Ikorodu local government area of Lagos state. Data were obtained from 150 women farmers who were purposively selected. The data gathered were analyzed using descriptive and logit regression analysis. About 62% of the respondents were between 31 and 50 years of age and 52% had more than 6 persons in their household, 60% had at least secondary education, 74?rned less than N20, 000 (122.6 USD) per month, 72% were full-time farmers, 82% had access to Primary Health Care (PHC), 55% were aware of the RBMP but only 46% have adopted the use of Insecticide-Treated Net (ITN). Furthermore, respondents’ awareness of RBMP, income level, educational status, membership of cooperative association, frequency of malaria attack and patronage of the PHC centres positively influenced their adoption of RBMP and consequent use of ITN while age had negative influence on adoption of RBMP among respondents. To accelerate adoption of RBMP, there is yet the need to focus policy on collaborative efforts of health personnel, cooperatives, media houses and government agency in fashioning out awareness programmes that incorporate socio-economic characteristics of the audience especially at the local government level.   


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