Attitudes Beliefs and Practices Relevant to Malaria Prevention and Treatment in Madagascar and Liberia
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Identify attitudes and beliefs that are associated with four outcomes of malaria prevention and treatment: use of bed nets, receipt of malaria prophylaxis during antenatal care visits, use of health services when a child has an episode of fever and acceptance of indoor spraying.Examine the relationship of socio-‐demographic variables, ideational factors, exposure to malaria messages and household variables with prevention and treatment behavioral outcomes. Provide managers and implementers with guidance to inform and improve SBCC programs for malaria control.
Keyword(s): International Health, Health Promotion and Education
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have over 26 years of experience in international health, teaching, communication and research. Currently, I am an associate professor at a school of public health and advise health communications research. I have also provided assistance in establishing M&E systems, designing indicators, developing strategies, evaluating the impact of communication programs, and building local capacity in several countries.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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