Social and behavior change considerations for areas transitioning from high and moderate to low, very low and zero malaria transmission

by Andrew Tompsett, Donald Dickerson, Lawrence Barat et al.
US Agency for International Development (USAID, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), December 2017

26 pp. 3.9 MB

In areas with high, moderate, low, and very low transmission alike, use and uptake of malaria interventions rely heavily on community awareness, demand, and acceptance of essential commodities and services. While the WHO has recently developed a malaria elimination framework and has a number of established policies, manuals, and recommendations, detailed guidance does not yet exist for social and behavior change (SBC) in different transmission settings. While the Roll Back Malaria Strategic Framework for Malaria Social and Behavior Change Communication provides standard approaches, best practices, and indicators, it does not do so in malaria elimination contexts. This document describes the landscape of current SBC programming in such contexts and provides a number of considerations for future inquiry and research.

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