Trends in outpatient malaria cases, following mass long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) distribution in epidemic prone and endemic areas of Kenya

A retrospective study

Abstract

This study analyses trends from 2011-2015, and reports on:

  1. outpatient department (OPD) malaria case prevalence
  2. the proportion of confirmed malaria cases of all OPD cases stratified by age category
  3. the proportion of the population potentially protected by long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)

This study concludes that despite high LLIN coverage malaria cases increased over time.

This research was supported by the UK Department for International Development’s Operational Research Capacity Building Programme led by the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union)

Citation

B Machini, E Waqo, W Kizito, J.K. Edwards, P.O. Owiti, K.C. Takarinda (2016) Trends in outpatient malaria cases, following mass long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) distribution in epidemic prone and endemic areas of Kenya. East African Medical Journal Vol 93, No 10 (2016)

Trends in outpatient malaria cases, following mass long lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN) distribution in epidemic prone and endemic areas of Kenya

Published 1 October 2016