Neglected tropical diseases are a group of diseases
that occur in the tropical and subtropical parts of the
world. These neglected tropical diseases include leprosy,
chagas diseases, trachoma, dracunculiasis, rabies, buruli
ulcer, soil transmitted helminths etc. These illnesses are
common among people who have frequent contact with
vectors, domestic animals, livestocks and unclean sources
of water. They also have a close association with poverty
and are associated with filthy conditions. Unfortunately,
Sub-Saharan African countries are the poorest, bearing
the highest burden of NTDs.
This study was a descriptive cross-sectional study to
access the level of knowledge and awareness of NTDs
among adult residents of Moro LGA, Kwara State.
Multistage sampling technique was used to select
respondents from the selected communities for this study
in Moro LGA. The quantitative data was collected through
the use of questionnaire from the respondents to access the
knowledge on NTDs among adults in Moro LGA, Kwara
state. The questionnaire was thoroughly checked for
completeness and coded for analysis using Epi-info
statistical software package version 3.5.1.
Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs, Awareness, Knowledge.