Malaria prevention and treatment using educational animations: A case study in Kakamega County, Kenya

by Julia Bello, Anne N Lutomia, Bheki M. Mbhekiseni et al.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), 2017, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 70-86

17 pp. 443 kB

This study looks at knowledge on malaria prevention and treatment among peri-urban communities in Western Kenya. Through a study on the use of animated videos as an informal educational tool, the authors examined baseline knowledge, sources of knowledge, and learning gains on a range of knowledge points on malaria prevention and treatment. The study has two significant findings:

1) participants in this study had relatively high levels of knowledge on malaria before the video intervention and therefore pre versus post intervention surveys found very minimal learning gains, and

2) a significant correlation between Internet usage and baseline knowledge on malaria among the mostly literate sample population. Findings from this study can guide future malaria prevention and education efforts in Kenya and other developing nations.

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