The Prevalence Of Malaria Among Children Attending Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital Between June 2016- June 2017

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ABSTRACT

Introduction - The purpose of the study was to investigate the PREVALENCE OF MALARIA IN CHILDREN AT NKOARANGA HOSPITAL. Malaria is a parasitic disease which kills many people each year, 75% of these are children. Our aim is to study malaria in children admitted at Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital, which is remotely situated in the Meru district in northern Tanzania.

Method - The study involved interviews. Respondents were selected through purposive sampling technique. The researcher visited the respective 100 respondents between

December 2017 to January 2018 and collected data through interviews. After collection, data was organized and analyzed using SPSS.

Results – From December 2017 to January 2018 a total of 100 patients presented to the hospital with a history of fever, headache and body weakness. Of these attendants 44(44%) were included in this study, 21(48%) were women and 23(52%)were men. The results indicated tttt poverty contributed in a great percentage in the prevalence of malaria.

Conclusion - After analysis of data, it was concluded that large family size; domestic issues and tension among the family members; low socio-economic status and many more can make our societies more vulnerable. Based on the findings, it was recommended that parents should

be educated on the importance of using insecticides treated bed nets and other preventive measures of Malaria.



Table of contents

Declaration ….………………………………………………………i

Approval………………………………………………Error!

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Acknowledgement……………………………………...iii

Dedic……………………………………………....iv

Abstract……………………………………………………………………………….v

Table of contents……………………………………..vi

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Key definiti……………………………………….....ix

Chapter one…………………………………………………………………………....1

1.0 Introducti……………………………………………..1

1.1Background.............................................................1

1.2 Problem statement.................................................................................. 9

1.3 Study objectives ........................................................................................ 10

1.3.1 General objectives............................................................................... 10

1.3.2 Specific objectives ............................................................................................. 10

1.4 Research questions................................................................................. 11

1.5 Scope of the study....................................................................................... 11

1.5.1 Time scope…………………………………..11

1.5.2 Geographic scope.......................................................................... …11

1.5.3 Content scope.................................................................................... 11

1.6 Justification of the study ....................................................................................... 11

1.7 Conceptual framework......................................................................... 12

Chapter two......................................................................................... 13

Literature review...................................................................................... 13

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Chapter three: Methodology ....................................................................................... 20

3.0 Introduction:........................................................................... 20

3.1 Study design..................................................................................... 20

3.2 Study population ......................................................................................... 22

3.3 Sampling method ........................................................................................... 22

3.4 Sample size………………………………………….23

3.5 Data collection method ......................................................................................... 24

3.6 Data analysis ............................................................................................... 26

3.7 Ethical Consideration......................................................................... 26

3.8 Study limitations. .......................................................................................... 27

3.9 Dissemination of results.............................................................................. 28

Chapter Four…………………………………………………29

4.1 Introduction………………………………………………29

4.2 Research Findings…………………………………………..30

Chapter Five………………………………………………34

5.1 Introductio……………………………………...34

5.2 Defining the Problem…………………………………34

5.3 Recommendations………………………………………….36

References………………………………………………..41

APPENDIX I; Informed consent for the participant………………………………..44

APPENDIX II; Questionnaire……………………………...................46

APPENDIX III; Budget………………………………………………..50

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Research, S. (2022). The Prevalence Of Malaria Among Children Attending Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital Between June 2016- June 2017. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/the-prevalence-of-malaria-among-children-attending-nkoaranga-lutheran-hospital-between-june-2016-june-2017

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Research, SSA "The Prevalence Of Malaria Among Children Attending Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital Between June 2016- June 2017" Afribary. Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/the-prevalence-of-malaria-among-children-attending-nkoaranga-lutheran-hospital-between-june-2016-june-2017. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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Research, SSA . "The Prevalence Of Malaria Among Children Attending Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital Between June 2016- June 2017". Afribary, Afribary, 20 Aug. 2022. Web. 29 Sep. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/the-prevalence-of-malaria-among-children-attending-nkoaranga-lutheran-hospital-between-june-2016-june-2017 >.

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Research, SSA . "The Prevalence Of Malaria Among Children Attending Nkoaranga Lutheran Hospital Between June 2016- June 2017" Afribary (2022). Accessed September 29, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/the-prevalence-of-malaria-among-children-attending-nkoaranga-lutheran-hospital-between-june-2016-june-2017