AN INVESTIGATION INTO EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES ADOPTED BY HEALTH WORKERS FOR ERADICATION OF MALARIA FEVER IN AGUTA L.G.A. OF ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Investigation, strategies, health workers, eradication, malaria
This study investigated into the effective strategies adopted for eradication of malaria fever in Aguta Local Government Area of Anambra Stat, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. Four research questions guided the study. The sample of the study comprised of 500 indigenes which was selected using simple random sampling among the 2,903 population in the area. Questionnaire was used for data collection. The questionnaire was validated by three experts; It was also test for reliability using test-retest technique calculation of Pearson Product Moment Co-efficient reliability(r) gave a value of 0.88 for
which the researcher adopted the instrument as reliable. Mean and standard deviation with decision point of 2.50 was taken. The findings revealed that public enlightenment through the use of mass media helps to educate the indigenes on how best to eradicate malaria fever in the area. Treated insecticide nets is an effective means for eradication of anopheles female mosquito which causes malaria fever, spraying of insecticides prevents the grooming of mosquito, keeping the environment clean helps in the eradication of anopheles female mosquito which causes malaria fever. From the findings, Public enlightenment, use of
mosquito nets and insecticides as well as keeping the environment clean was recommended.
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