Socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of ongoing high malaria burden in a district in which all interventions have been scaled up

Socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of ongoing high malaria burden in a district in which all interventions have been scaled up

Objectives

  1. To study whether behaviours considered normative during the night, particularly sleeping/socializing outside, during malaria transmission season are placing the people at risk of infective bites, based on known habits of malaria vectors in the district.
  2. To determine whether insecticide-treated nets are being used appropriately, and if they are being used outside during night time hours, and explore beliefs surrounding use of insecticide-treated nets that may explain this and suggest possible messaging interventions.
  3. To explore beliefs, behaviours, and barriers surrounding care seeking and treatment that may lead to no, alternative, or delayed care seeking.
  4. To gather information regarding cross border movements and care seeking by populations not resident in the district.

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Key facts

  • Dates
    Jul 2014 to Dec 2014
    Funding amount
    $50,000
    Country
    • Senegal

MESA tags

  • Methodology
    Entomology, Operational research, Social science
    Theme(s)
    Impact of interventions, Indigenous & imported cases, Residual transmission