The world's scientific and social network for malaria professionals
Subscribe to free Newsletter | 10588 malaria professionals are enjoying the free benefits of MalariaWorld today

community health

A qualitative exploration of the experiences of community health animation on malaria control in rural Malawi

April 6, 2020 - 08:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Tumaini Malenga, Frances E. Griffiths, Marrit van den Berg, Henk van den Berg, Michèle van Vugt, Kamija Samuel Phiri, Lucinda Manda-Taylor, Eric Umar
Reference: 
Globalization and Health volume 16, 25 (2020)

While great strides have been achieved in fighting malaria through the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) strategy, the recent world malaria report shows an increase in malaria-related deaths compared to previous years. Malaria control tools are efficacious and effective in preventing the disease; however, the human behaviour aspect of the intervention strategies is weak due to heavy reliance on positive human health behaviour. The challenge lies in adoption of control interventions by the target population which, to an extent, may include access to prevention and treatment tools. We present a qualitative assessment of the use of the Health Animator (HA) model for Information, Education and Communication (IEC) to improve adoption and use of malaria control by promoting positive health behaviours.

A qualitative exploration of the experiences of community health animation on malaria control in rural Malawi

March 24, 2020 - 11:56 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Malenga T, Griffiths FE, van den Berg M, van den Berg H, van Vugt M, Phiri KS, Manda-Taylor L, Umar E
Reference: 
Global Health. 2020 Mar 20;16(1):25

While great strides have been achieved in fighting malaria through the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) strategy, the recent world malaria report shows an increase in malaria-related deaths compared to previous years. Malaria control tools are efficacious and effective in preventing the disease; however, the human behaviour aspect of the intervention strategies is weak due to heavy reliance on positive human health behaviour. The challenge lies in adoption of control interventions by the target population which, to an extent, may include access to prevention and treatment tools. We present a qualitative assessment of the use of the Health Animator (HA) model for Information, Education and Communication (IEC) to improve adoption and use of malaria control by promoting positive health behaviours.

Subscribe to RSS - community health