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A study of mosquito borne diseases awareness, life cycle, attitude and practices among the rural population in Ifako Ijaiye, Lagos State

Grade Level:Upper Primary (grades 3-5, ages 8-11)
Contributors:SANNI NOJEEM OLANREWAJU (GLOBE TEACHER) DORIAN W. JENNY. CODE 612 ADNET/GSFC/NASA Senior NASA Earth Science Education and Communication Specialist Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Outreach Coordinator, GLOBE Lead for Life Long Learners, USA CAMPBELL, BRIAN A. (WFF-610.0) Global Science & Technology Insurance. Senior NASA Earth Science Education Specialist, ICESat-2 Mission EPO Manager, SMAP Mission Education Lead, Know your Earth Project Lead, Wallop Flight Facility Earth Science EPO POC, USA DR.KEHINDE OLAWEPO G. Lecturer, Department of Environmental Science, University of Ilorin Kwara State, Nigeria.
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Air Temperature, Land Cover Classification, Earth As a System, Mosquitoes, Water Temperature, Soil Moisture - Gravimetric, Soil Temperature
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Optional Badges:I am a Data Scientist, I work with a STEM Professional
Date Submitted:01/18/2023
All over the world mosquito borne diseases are responsible for a large number of morbidity and mortality. A study showed that there are about 350-500 million cases of malaria annually, with the outcome of 1 million deaths. Although there are around 3500 species of mosquitoes tracked down to tropical and subtropical regions of the world only a hand full of species cause most of the vector borne diseases. The objective of this study was to study people’s awareness, mosquito life cycle, attitude and practice about mosquito borne disease in rural areas of Ijaiye, Ojokoro and Meiran. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the residents of Ijaiye, Ojokoro, and Meiran during the rainy season in 2022. Through systemic random sampling a total of 30 houses were selected. After obtaining an informed consent, GLOBE Mosquito Habitat Mapper was used for the collection of data. The GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper Application assist us in tracking the range and spread of mosquitoes, their breeding places, various diseases spread by them, control measures, personal protection measures used in the community and source of treatment. The data collected by the application are shared with public health, government and GLOBE Implementation Office (GIO). Conclusions: Intensified efforts should be made to create public awareness and mobilize the community in the preventive measures against mosquito borne diseases. Keywords: Community perception, Mosquito borne diseases, Personal protective measures


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