Summary of Study Session 11

In Study Session 11, you have learned that:

  1. ITNs are one of the most important malaria prevention methods and are widely used in Ethiopia.
  2. ITNs provide personal protection for individuals who use them properly.
  3. When coverage with ITNs is high, they can provide community protection by killing a large number of mosquitoes trying to feed on humans.
  4. To achieve high coverage, ITNs need to be distributed to the community free of charge.
  5. The most effective way to distribute ITNs is through house-to-house visits; however other methods can also be used (e.g. stand-alone campaigns).
  6. You are the most important person in planning and undertaking distribution of nets to the community.
  7. Volunteer community health workers and village leaders can support ITN distribution campaigns in the village.
  8. Keeping coverage high through replacement of damaged nets, and distributing new ones to people in need, is important for effective community protection.
  9. Proper and consistent utilisation of nets is important for ITNs to be effective.
  10. Educating people on proper and consistent use of nets and monitoring behaviour change is one of your most important tasks in the ITN programme.

11.8  Monitoring ITN utilisation

Self-Assessment Questions (SAQs) for Study Session 11