Knowledge of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Among Adult Residents in Moro Local Government Area, Kwara State, Nigeria


Authors : Usoro Udousoro Akpan; Opadokun Emmanuel Oluwakorede; Emmanuel Uzoamaka Miracle; Onikeku Damilola Zainab; Ojikutu Qudus

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 8 - August

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7080439

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.

Keywords : Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs, Awareness, Knowledge.

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