International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part F (2015)
Are beneficiaries aware about availability of grass root services and preventive measures of malaria? : A cross sectional study
Aniruddha Gohel, Naresh Makwana, Mittal Rathod, Sudip Bhavsar, Dipesh Parmar
The Jamnagar district is one of the endemic regions of the country. The ASHA will be involved in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of malaria cases on a day to day basis. Knowledge of community is also important aspect for prevention of malaria.
Objectives: To assess awareness of beneficiaries about availability of grass root services and preventive measures of malaria.
Materials & Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in rural areas of the district by using multistage sampling.
Results: Around half beneficiaries had not received any advice by ASHA workers and more than half had no knowledge regarding preventive measures of malaria. Around half of them belonged to low performing sub centre-villages.
Conclusion: Malarial services provided by ASHAs, advice given by them and awareness of beneficiaries regarding prevention of malaria plays important part in performance of that sub centre-villages.