Document Type

Capstone Experience

Graduation Date


Degree Name

Master of Public Health


Health Services Research & Administration

First Committee Member

Stephen Peters

Second Committee Member

Dr. Dana Verhoeven

Third Committee Member

Amanda Johnson


This comprehensive literature review examines the effectiveness of Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) and the policy frameworks governing their use in Nigeria, with the goal of optimizing malaria control strategies in the country. The review explores the scientific underpinnings of LLINs, evaluates their effect on malaria incidence, and examines the operational, sociocultural, and economic aspects that affect their use. It also examines Nigeria's policy environment, assessing the creation, application, and efficacy of policies pertaining to LLIN. The summary of research results from several studies emphasizes the importance of LLINs in preventing malaria and the challenges associated with implementing policies in different Nigerian contexts. The review points out shortcomings in the way things are currently done and provides evidence-based suggestions for improving the distribution, use, and overall control of malaria of LLINs. This study contributes to the understanding of malaria control in Nigeria and provides actionable insights for policymakers, health practitioners, and stakeholders aiming to reduce the malaria burden and improve public health outcomes in the region.