Malaria Social and Behaviour Change during COVID-19 Case Study: Click, Share, Engage
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on malaria control and elimination efforts. Modeling predictions suggested the annual malaria death toll in sub-Saharan Africa could double because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries not to scale back their planned malaria prevention, diagnostic, and treatment activities during the COVID-19 pandemic or the gains made in saving lives from malaria and other diseases over the past 20 years may be lost.
Malaria social and behavior change (SBC) programs had to think afresh and re-strategize to tackle new limitations to reach audiences and convince them to change their behaviors to prevent and manage malaria. Malaria SBC workers increased their efforts while also closely following COVID-19 guidelines.
This snapshot of social media case studies from India, Guyana, Angola, and nine other sub-Saharan African countries flags both the potential and the challenges of using the favored “tech” approach for SBC.
- Malaria Social and Behaviour Change during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Malaria Social and Behaviour Change Program Guidance in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic
- Applying Principles of Behaviour Change to Reduce SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
- Health-protective Behaviour, Social Media Usage and Conspiracy Belief during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
- Stigma during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Measures to Ensure the Continuity of the Response to Malaria in the Americas during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Practice Guide: Behaviour Change Communication during Crisis
- Digital and Social Media for Social and Behaviour Change Communication
- PAHO urges countries to maintain vaccination during COVID-19 pandemic
- Preventing Violence Against Women During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Malaria Social and Behaviour Change during COVID-19 Case Study: The Call of the Trumpet, Ethiopia
- Malaria Social and Behaviour Change during COVID-19 Case Study: Inside the Jungle, Cambodia
- Malaria Social and Behaviour Change during COVID-19 Case Study: The Mobile Classroom, Nigeria
- Talking to Community: Behavioural Change in the Age of COVID-19
- IAS Conference E-posters
July 15, 2021