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This learning paper discusses the adaptation of best practices for delivering training of Community Drug Distributors (CDDs) in the implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM) to the context in South Sudan. In two states of South Sudan, NBeG and Unity, between June 2010 and June 2012, the Malaria Consortium developed materials...

Rollback Malaria

This toolkit brings together resources from recent experiences and research of long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) systems of continuous distribution, including such mechanisms as school-based distribution, community volunteers, antenatal visits, and more.

This online toolkit is a collection of digital resources for promoting mosquito net repair and care behaviours for malaria and dengue prevention and for evaluating programmes for social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) effectiveness. It includes: formative research tools, protocols, and reports; materials developed for behaviour change...

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Experiences

During World Malaria Month 2013, Peace Corps volunteers in Uganda implemented the Village Drama Outreaches, Podcasting, and Programming Project to provide people in the West Nile region with information about malaria prevention and control. Over the course of the month, the project included training for radio presenters on producing malaria...

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Running from 2009 to 2013, the Pioneer Project was designed to reduce malaria related morbidity and mortality in four districts in mid-Western Uganda, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the most effective approaches in achieving this objective. The project focused on supporting systemic malaria control by increasing both supply and...

Rapid Access Expansion 2015 Programme

Launched in April 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO)'s 5-year Rapid Access Expansion 2015 (RAcE 2015) programme is working to strengthen integrated community case management (iCCM) of malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhoea, as well as to increase coverage of diagnostic, treatment, and referral services for these major causes of childhood...

The Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project, running from August 2011 to August 2014, is working to protect millions of people in 13 African countries from malaria by spraying insecticide on the walls, ceilings, and other indoor resting places of mosquitoes that transmit malaria. AIRS manages indoor residual spraying (IRS) operations and...

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During The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 hosted in South Africa, United Against Malaria(UAM) worked with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to communicate malaria prevention and treatment messages to football fans throughout Africa. Through pan-African television and radio spots, video, on-site branding, and distribution of print...

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Launched in December 2011, the Ugandan Medicine Tracking System (mTrac) is a nationwide SMS-based disease surveillance system seeking to address problems of stock-outs of life saving malaria medicine, such as artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs). The campaign was developed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and is being supported by the United...

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Operating since 2010, the Hoima Public Library Health Service is working to improve community health through using information and communication technology, public forums, and film screenings to communicate health information, with a particular focus on malaria. Funded by the Hoima Municipal Council, the partnership project also works with...

SSDI-Communication Project

SSDI-Communication is a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) project that promotes normative and behaviour change in several health areas. The project addresses six key priorities of the Malawi Essential Health Package (EHP) that include malaria, maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and water, sanitation...

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Operating since 2007, Project Muso's Community Based Malaria Program is a community-led system for malaria prevention and treatment in Yirimadjo, Mali working to reduce malaria deaths by strengthening the primary health care system as a whole, providing education about malaria prevention, and providing universal bednet coverage to all community...

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Since 2006, RTI International has been working in Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar to prevent and control malaria through integrated vector control interventions, such as indoor residual spraying (IRS), long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs), and application of larvicides, supported by behaviour change communication and training.

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Materials

This 36-page learning paper discusses Malaria Consortium’s experience developing, implementing, and evaluating job aids for community health workers (CHWs) and health facility workers in Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda. The paper notes that job aids are commonly accepted ways to enhance health worker performance, yet little...

According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, "behaviour change communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programmes, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack of clarity...

Malaria Communities Program: Building Community Capacity in Malaria Control

This 6-page brief, published by the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), shares the experience of The Malaria Communities Program (MCP), launched in December 2006. Through 20 awards to 18 partners in 12 countries, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has supported efforts of communities and non-governmental organisations to...

Rollback Malaria

This toolkit brings together resources from recent experiences and research of long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) systems of continuous distribution, including such mechanisms as school-based distribution, community volunteers, antenatal visits, and more.

This online toolkit is a collection of digital resources for promoting mosquito net repair and care behaviours for malaria and dengue prevention and for evaluating programmes for social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) effectiveness. It includes: formative research tools, protocols, and reports; materials developed for behaviour change...

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Published by the Malaria Consortium, this Communications Toolkit is intended to provide practical guidance and support to staff and partners who are looking to increase their communications capacity. It has been developed as a resource for project staff who work at field-level, to help them communicate responsibly, creatively, and effectively...

According to PATH, slow decision-making by policymakers can contribute to a substantial lag between the availability of lifesaving interventions, such as vaccines, and developing countries’ access to them. This booklet presents a set of advocacy tips, success stories, and examples of advocacy efforts designed to bridge the worlds of science and...

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C-Change and the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (M-CHIP) organised a webinar on best practices in communication for community-based malaria programmes in September 2010. HealthPartners Uganda, Concern Universal Malawi, and grant recipients of the Malaria Communities Program (MCP) of the United States President's Malaria Initiative...

Childhood Malaria, Pneumonia and Diarrhoea

The document presents the implementation guidelines for integrated community case management (ICCM) for childhood malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhoea in Uganda. The guidelines are the result of collaboration between the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)....

Village Health Team: Strategy

These guidelines are intended to facilitate a good understanding of the Village Health Team (VHT) strategy.  They are the official guide given to individuals and organisations that plan to, or are implementing, community-based health activities in Uganda. All health activities and interventions, for example, malaria prevention or...

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Digital

According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, "behaviour change communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programmes, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack of clarity...

This 4-page learning brief shares Malaria Consortium’s lessons learned over three years of implementation and research on scaling up the use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) for malaria, at community and health facility level. It contains recommendations for stakeholders to ensure the successful roll-out of RDTs in Uganda.

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2014 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Award is to:

  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic...
Centre for Communication and Social Change Awards 2014

The Centre for Communication and Social Change is looking for outstanding and innovative individuals and organisations using communication and information and communication technology (ICTs) in communities to create meaningful change and facilitate social, economic, and technological development. The Award exists to recognise 'unsung heroes'...

mtrac.jpg

Launched in December 2011, the Ugandan Medicine Tracking System (mTrac) is a nationwide SMS-based disease surveillance system seeking to address problems of stock-outs of life saving malaria medicine, such as artemisinin-combination therapies (ACTs). The campaign was developed by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and is being supported by the United...

health_inform_sharing_meeting-500x218.jpg

Operating since 2010, the Hoima Public Library Health Service is working to improve community health through using information and communication technology, public forums, and film screenings to communicate health information, with a particular focus on malaria. Funded by the Hoima Municipal Council, the partnership project also works with...

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Created by Plan Canada, this malaria awareness game revolves around the idea of mashing enough mosquitoes to earn a real insecticide-treated mosquito-repellent bed net that will be distributed in Africa to save lives. The online game motivates people to help stop the spread of malaria, while also learning about it. According to Plan, players...

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Novartis developed this package of materials to stimulate discussion with children about malaria. Intended for children aged from 5 to 12 years old, this toolkit uses simple messages, games, story books, and a cartoon video to make learning about malaria interesting and fun. Novartis hopes that this kit will encourage parents to talk about...

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Strategic Thinking

This 36-page learning paper discusses Malaria Consortium’s experience developing, implementing, and evaluating job aids for community health workers (CHWs) and health facility workers in Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda. The paper notes that job aids are commonly accepted ways to enhance health worker performance, yet little...

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This 2-page brief shares lessons learned and perspectives from the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) related to using mobile health communication caravans to strengthen the access and use of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) by pregnant women and children under five years of age, in an effort to reduce malaria prevalence in Niger....

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This 5-page brief shares information about a programme in South Sudan that is designed to encourage families to request for long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) when they need them, even after distribution campaigns are complete. While many campaigns focus on "pushing" the distribution and use of bed nets, this is a "pull" system designed to...

This learning paper discusses the adaptation of best practices for delivering training of Community Drug Distributors (CDDs) in the implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM) to the context in South Sudan. In two states of South Sudan, NBeG and Unity, between June 2010 and June 2012, the Malaria Consortium developed materials...

This 4-page learning brief shares Malaria Consortium’s lessons learned over three years of implementation and research on scaling up the use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) for malaria, at community and health facility level. It contains recommendations for stakeholders to ensure the successful roll-out of RDTs in Uganda.

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This 68-page publication outlines a framework for re-structuring the way countries address malaria. It presents a menu of concrete, implementable processes and actions to transform malaria responses from being a concern of the health sector only, towards a coordinated multi-pronged effort that harnesses expertise across a range of sectors and...

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This 7-page report shares the experience and lessons learned from C-Change initiatives in Ethiopia designed to address and reduce malaria morbidity and mortality by scaling up coverage of proven malaria prevention and control interventions. This includes long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets (LLIN), indoor residual spraying (IRS) in...

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This commentary, which appeared in the Malaria Journal, seeks to highlight the benefits and value for money that strategic behaviour change communication (BCC) brings to all aspects of malaria control, and to discuss areas of operations research needed as transmission dynamics change.

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This 28-page learning paper shares the experience of the Support to National Malaria Program (SuNMaP) in Nigeria, which focused on improving the capacity of the Nigerian government to lead the fight against malaria, strengthening public-private partnerships, and reaching the economically poor and vulnerable with interventions such as long...

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This 28-page learning paper describes Malaria Consortium’s experience with Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) in malaria prevention and treatment in Mozambique and Uganda. ICCM is an approach where community-based health workers are trained to identify, treat, and refer complex cases malaria (and other diseases) in children.

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Africa

This 36-page learning paper discusses Malaria Consortium’s experience developing, implementing, and evaluating job aids for community health workers (CHWs) and health facility workers in Mozambique, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Uganda. The paper notes that job aids are commonly accepted ways to enhance health worker performance, yet little...

 mobilemalaria.png

This 2-page brief shares lessons learned and perspectives from the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) related to using mobile health communication caravans to strengthen the access and use of long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) by pregnant women and children under five years of age, in an effort to reduce malaria prevalence in Niger....

sudanmalaria.jpg

This 5-page brief shares information about a programme in South Sudan that is designed to encourage families to request for long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) when they need them, even after distribution campaigns are complete. While many campaigns focus on "pushing" the distribution and use of bed nets, this is a "pull" system designed to...

pioneermalaria.jpg

Running from 2009 to 2013, the Pioneer Project was designed to reduce malaria related morbidity and mortality in four districts in mid-Western Uganda, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the most effective approaches in achieving this objective. The project focused on supporting systemic malaria control by increasing both supply and...

This learning paper discusses the adaptation of best practices for delivering training of Community Drug Distributors (CDDs) in the implementation of integrated community case management (ICCM) to the context in South Sudan. In two states of South Sudan, NBeG and Unity, between June 2010 and June 2012, the Malaria Consortium developed materials...

Malaria Communities Program: Building Community Capacity in Malaria Control

This 6-page brief, published by the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), shares the experience of The Malaria Communities Program (MCP), launched in December 2006. Through 20 awards to 18 partners in 12 countries, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) has supported efforts of communities and non-governmental organisations to...

This 4-page learning brief shares Malaria Consortium’s lessons learned over three years of implementation and research on scaling up the use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) for malaria, at community and health facility level. It contains recommendations for stakeholders to ensure the successful roll-out of RDTs in Uganda.

multisectoralmalaria.jpg

This 68-page publication outlines a framework for re-structuring the way countries address malaria. It presents a menu of concrete, implementable processes and actions to transform malaria responses from being a concern of the health sector only, towards a coordinated multi-pronged effort that harnesses expertise across a range of sectors and...

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Radio

During World Malaria Month 2013, Peace Corps volunteers in Uganda implemented the Village Drama Outreaches, Podcasting, and Programming Project to provide people in the West Nile region with information about malaria prevention and control. Over the course of the month, the project included training for radio presenters on producing malaria...

According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, "behaviour change communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programmes, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack of clarity...

pioneermalaria.jpg

Running from 2009 to 2013, the Pioneer Project was designed to reduce malaria related morbidity and mortality in four districts in mid-Western Uganda, as well as gain a deeper understanding of the most effective approaches in achieving this objective. The project focused on supporting systemic malaria control by increasing both supply and...

Rollback Malaria

This toolkit brings together resources from recent experiences and research of long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) systems of continuous distribution, including such mechanisms as school-based distribution, community volunteers, antenatal visits, and more.

kopaluimpact_2.jpg

This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality burden of malaria in the country. Drawing on behaviour change communication (...

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2014 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Award is to:

  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic...

The Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project, running from August 2011 to August 2014, is working to protect millions of people in 13 African countries from malaria by spraying insecticide on the walls, ceilings, and other indoor resting places of mosquitoes that transmit malaria. AIRS manages indoor residual spraying (IRS) operations and...

Centre for Communication and Social Change Awards 2014

The Centre for Communication and Social Change is looking for outstanding and innovative individuals and organisations using communication and information and communication technology (ICTs) in communities to create meaningful change and facilitate social, economic, and technological development. The Award exists to recognise 'unsung heroes'...

 uamdrogba_2.png

During The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 hosted in South Africa, United Against Malaria(UAM) worked with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to communicate malaria prevention and treatment messages to football fans throughout Africa. Through pan-African television and radio spots, video, on-site branding, and distribution of print...

SSDI-Communication Project

SSDI-Communication is a social and behaviour change communication (SBCC) project that promotes normative and behaviour change in several health areas. The project addresses six key priorities of the Malawi Essential Health Package (EHP) that include malaria, maternal and child health, family planning, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, and water, sanitation...

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Television

According to this guide, published by the The Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partnership, "behaviour change communication (BCC) has been a critical component of malaria prevention and control strategies. Most programmes, however, have not been rigorously evaluated, either due to a lack of funding for such evaluations and/or due to lack of clarity...

kopaluimpact_2.jpg

This Malaria journal article discusses the impact of a national communications campaign in Cameroon (July 2011 - March 2012) to accompany the distribution of free long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs) in an effort to reduce the morbidity and mortality burden of malaria in the country. Drawing on behaviour change communication (...

The African Network for Strategic Communication in Health and Development (AfriComNet) invites entries for the 2014 annual Awards for Excellence in Health Communication in Africa. The purpose of the AfriComNet Award is to:

  • recognise outstanding contributions made by individuals/organisations in the field of strategic...
Centre for Communication and Social Change Awards 2014

The Centre for Communication and Social Change is looking for outstanding and innovative individuals and organisations using communication and information and communication technology (ICTs) in communities to create meaningful change and facilitate social, economic, and technological development. The Award exists to recognise 'unsung heroes'...

 uamdrogba_2.png

During The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2013 hosted in South Africa, United Against Malaria(UAM) worked with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to communicate malaria prevention and treatment messages to football fans throughout Africa. Through pan-African television and radio spots, video, on-site branding, and distribution of print...

Cameroon Malaria Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices: Progress from 2011 to 2012

This 17-page report shares findings of progress related to Malaria No More (MNM) work in Cameroon, particularly MNM's contributions to the national K.O. Palu (Knock Out Malaria) campaign. The results of the 2012 Malaria Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) Survey were compared to 2011 baseline indicators in order to track progress over the...

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This 26-page case study shares the experience of NetMark, a programme to increase demand for and expand the availability of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to prevent malaria, to develop business models for ITN promotion and distribution. As part of its programming, NetMARK developed a market-based approach of shared risk and investment dubbed...

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The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), in partnership with the United Sates Agency for International Development (USAID and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), is working to reduce malaria related morbidity and mortality by 50% in Liberia by 2012, focusing on reaching pregnant women and children under 5 years of age with lifesaving...

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