keywords: Ijebu-North LGA, health facility, malaria, vector control, LLIN, insecticides
A Community-based cross-sectional study was conducted in Ijebu North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State, Nigeria to assess the level of community awareness towards malaria vector and its control. This study was conducted from the month of March to July, 2017. 500 copies of well-structured questionnaires were distributed within 6 randomly picked Health Facilities covering 4 major towns. Out of 472 questionnaires returned, male respondents (54.9%) were more than female (45.1%), respondents were mostly within the age range 41 year and above (4.1%), with elementary education (46.4%), married (52.7%) and into private businesses (26.1%) being most in each case. All respondents (100%) affirmed their knowledge on the prevalence of malaria; only 22% suggested that malaria is caused by Anopheles mosquito. On vector control, most respondents employ the use of insecticides (50.6%). Those that have LLIN were 86% of the sampled population but 66% of this group does not use the net. Knowledge gaps about cause and transmission of malaria was observed. The stepping up of awareness programmes by the Local Government Authority and NGOs as well as the provision of power is recommended.