Reimagining malaria: five reasons to strengthen community engagement in the lead up to malaria elimination

Whittaker, Maxine, and Smith, Catherine (2015) Reimagining malaria: five reasons to strengthen community engagement in the lead up to malaria elimination. Malaria Journal, 14. pp. 419-425.

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Abstract

Although community engagement has been recognized as an important element of public health since the Alma Ata declaration, in practice community engagement has played a marginal role within malaria control programmes. As more countries move toward elimination, malaria elimination programmes will need to reimagine malaria in a number of ways. An important element of this will be to re-conceptualize and better strategize community engagement, which will become increasingly important for programme success as countries near elimination. This commentary intends to begin a conversation on re-imagining community engagement in an elimination setting, by outlining five ways that community engagement should be strengthened and re-strategized in the lead up to malaria elimination.

Item ID: 43878
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1475-2875
Keywords: community engagement, community participation, collaboration, malaria elimination
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Funders: Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 02:46
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110309 Infectious Diseases @ 60%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111708 Health and Community Services @ 40%
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