Social and Behavior Change Communication

The Malaria Bus

Achieving and maintaining the goals of PMI and NMCPs depends on the correct and consistent
use of proven technical interventions (e.g., ITNs, IRS, RDTs and ACTs, SMC, and measures to
prevent malaria in pregnancy). When tailored to the specific country context and needs, SBCC
and other social mobilization activities play important roles in promoting uptake of these
interventions and achieving the desired individual-level and public health impact. 

PMI supports a range of SBCC activities to increase the uptake of malaria interventions and
contribute to reductions in malaria morbidity and mortality. Key areas of PMI support for SBCC
include (1) developing or revising national malaria SBCC strategies, (2) capacity building and
strengthening for SBCC, (3) implementing SBCC, (4) monitoring and evaluating SBCC, and (5)
operational research for SBCC. 

Malaria Evidence Database

Data provided courtesy of the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (H3C).

Photo source: Brant Stewart/RTI International