Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) is an effective
tool to prevent mortality rate caused by Malaria in the
world and especially in the Sub-Saharan region.
Therefore, this study assessed associated factors
affecting utilisation of insecticide treated nets among
pregnant and nursing mothers in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state.
The study was a descriptive survey. A simple
convenient technique was used to select a total of 230
respondents. A semi-structured questionnaire was used
to collect data on and results were presented in tables
and bar charts.
The mean age was 31.33±8.15 and the highest
57(24.8%) aged group was 25-29yrs. Many 30.9% were
in their second pregnancy while 31.7% came to the clinic
with their second child. The factors affecting utilisation
of Insecticide Treated Net (ITNs) were cultural
147(60%), because majority 88% believed that net is
used to cover dead body during “line in state”, socio
economic factor 100(43.5%), environmental factors
70.5% and lack of information (71.3%) on the efficacy
and effectiveness of ITNS and distribution of ITNs by
the government was not adequate (81.1%).
In-conclusion utilisation of ITNs was low in the
study area. Lack of information and environmental
conditions were significant (p<0.05) factors affecting
utilisation. Therefore, it was recommended that ITNs
must be administered combined with health education in
order to achieve a change in community behavioural
Keywords : Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLITNs), Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs), utilisation of ITNs, Malaria and Net, Factors affecting utilisation of ITNS.