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Malaria Treatment in Nigeria: The Role of Patent Medicine Vendors

Author: 
Oladimeji Oladepo
Salami Kabiru
Babatunde W. Adeoye
Frederick Oshiname
Bola Ofi
Modupeola Oladepo
Olayinka Ogungbemi
William R. Brieger
Gerry Bloom
David H. Peters
March 1, 2009
Affiliation: 

Future Health Systems (FHS) Research Programme consortium

Source: 

Improving provider performance id21 insights website, Issue 76, March 2009, on accessed on March 12 2009.

Impact Data - Bolongodala

Date: 
February 1, 2006

Initiated by the Centre for Innovation Against Malaria (CIAM) Public Health Research & Development Centre in The Gambia, the 26-episode Bolongodala radio drama series, phone-in programmes, and listene

Methodologies: 

A national cluster sample survey of media use was conducted to measure the "reach" of the radio series, and the use that listeners made of communicated malaria messages. After stratification by local government area (LGA), census enumeration areas were selected with probability proportional to estimated size, households were selected using random walk (a mathematical formalisation of a trajectory that consists of taking successive random steps; for details, see Wikipedia), and one respondent aged 15+ years was selected per household. Respondents were asked about radio listening in the previous week. 2,000 adults were interviewed.

Access: 

According to the survey, 22% of respondents had listened to Bolongodala, (24% of men and 20% of women). According to the evaluation report, the programme's weekly reach was 10% of the adult population of the Gambia. 68% of those who had listened to the programme recognised that malaria was the major theme of the series, and 41% remembered specific themes about malaria prevention. Bolongodala was more popular among older listeners and among the Mandinka ethnic group. The reach of the programme was significantly higher among listeners who had no formal education or had attended Koranic school (25%) than those who had attended primary or secondary school (18%).

Knowledge Shifts: 

According to the organisers, one major intended message about malaria prevention in the drama series is to persuade mothers to ensure that children, especially the very young and the most vulnerable, always sleep under ITNs. The evaluation suggests that the drama was successful in getting this information to the intended audiences.

Practices: 

According to the organisers, in one rural community, Julange, the percentage of children under 5 years sleeping under a treated or intact net increased from 49% (among 75 women interviewed before the radio broadcasts) to 69% (among 81 women interviewed after the broadcasts). The surveys showed that women were better informed about malaria transmission, treatment, and prevention after the broadcasts, with only 5% of women scoring low grades (defined as <60% appropriate responses) on the questionnaires when the responses were scored, compared to 40% with low grades on the same questionnaire among women interviewed before the broadcasts.

Qualitative Research into Malaria Prevention in the Gambia

Subtitle: 
Focus Group Discussions among Mothers of Under-5 Children and In-Depth Interviews with Grandmothers
Author: 
Graham Mytton
February 1, 2006

In 2006, the Gambia's Centre for Innovation Against Malaria (CIAM) undertook a nationwide qualitative assessment of Bolongodala, a 26-episode radio drama series broadcast in Mandinka, the most widely

Source: 

Delivering Malaria Control to Those in Need: How to Succeed in a Time of Renewed Hope

Subtitle: 
Report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (APPMG)
Author: 
Christopher Whitty
December 17, 2008
Affiliation: 

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Source: 

Email from Sarah Pickwick to The Communication Initiative on December 17 2008; and "All Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Launches Its Fourth Report on Delivery", Malaria Consortium Press Release, December 17 2008.

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A Toolkit for Developing Integrated Campaigns to Encourage the Distribution and Use of Long Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets (LLINs) - First Edition

Subtitle: 
The Alliance for Malaria Prevention (AMP)
Publication Date: 
September 1, 2008

According to the publishers, this toolkit represents the accumulated wisdom of people involved in rapid insecticide treated net (ITN) scale-up. By collecting their experience to make it available to others, the AMP attempts to provide tried and tested guidance for campaign implementation. Developed based on experience obtained from integrating LLINs with the primary platforms of vaccination/nutrition campaigns for children under five, the toolkit provides general lessons that can be applied to achieving the goals of rapid scale up of ITN coverage.

Cost: 
Free to download
Languages: 

English and French

Number of Pages: 

101

Contact Information: 
Source: 

Africa's Health in 2010 website on December 16 2008.

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