School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
malaria, western Kenya, malaria prevention, indoor residual spraying, insecticide treated nets, mosquitos, Insecticide-treated Nets (ITNs), Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS)
Medicine and Health Sciences
Githinji, Banis Nyokabi, "Preventing Malaria in Western Kenya through Educational Interventions and Treatment Combination of Indoor Residual Spraying with Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets: An Integrated Review" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3126.
Over the years, several Malaria prevention strategies have been deployed in western Kenya with the aim of reducing malaria infection rates. However, those rates continue to be disproportionally higher in western Kenya compared to other regions of the country. The objective of this review is to determine factors that contribute to higher malaria infection rates in western Kenya compared to other regions in the country. The review will also examine past literature to determine if combining educational interventions with treatment interventions offers greater protection against malaria compared to treatment interventions alone. First, the project will compare the geographic and human characteristics of western Kenya to other regions. Second, the study will identify success barriers to previously deployed strategies. Third, the review will determine effects of combining interventions and develop educational and treatment interventions to strengthen current and future malaria prevention strategies and campaigns.