Role of health awareness among malaria control workers in their occupational health and safety practices
Keywords:Occupational health, Malaria workers, Khartoum North
Background: The study conducted at Khartoum North, Khartoum state, Sudan to determine the role of health awareness among malaria control workers in their occupational health and safety. All workers (80) were selected for the study.
Methods: This was a quasi-experimental study concentrating on the role of awareness among Malaria control program workers who were using insecticides in their occupational health and safety practices, where questionnaire, interviews, intervention program used.
Results: The study clarified that there is a high significant change in practices among malaria control workers concerning the use of personal protective equipment from 68% to 86% after intervention, also there was a significant change in practices among malaria control workers concerning the using always of personal protective equipment’s from 75% to 86% after intervention.
Conclusions: The study concluded that the hazard of insecticides to the Malaria control workers occupational health is high, because of their limited awareness about the risks resulted from it, health awareness interventions can tackle this problem.
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