CCP’s record on malaria control, prevention and treatment reflects a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to a lethal disease. In rural and urban settings across Africa, CCP’s malaria work takes many forms. The VectorWorks project links advocacy, policy, distribution, monitoring and communication to increase the use of long-lasting insecticidal bed nets in some of the continent’s most remote corners. The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) uses a “transmedia” approach to create a community-to-mass media feedback loop, whereby interpersonal communication activities like home visits and community dialogues implemented by community volunteers and local NGOs are linked with mass media messaging and entertainment-education (EE) approaches to initiate conversations and discussion about malaria issues. Communication for Health, launched in 2016, is working with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health to equip a robust government team with the skills, mandate, and tools to lead, coordinate, and implement impactful strategic behavior change communication (SBCC) programs.
Studies by CCP researchers continue to break new ground in the fight against malaria. Two recent studies for example, examined bed net damage and how people care for their nets. The findings will help CCP’s malaria experts develop appropriate messages around net care and repair.
See CCP’s published malaria research:
- Matthew Lynch, PhD – Malaria Technical Director
- Hannah Koenker, PhD, MPH – Senior Technical Lead, Malaria
- Emily Ricotta, ScM – Senior Research Assistant