Advocating for malaria elimination - learning from the successes of other infectious disease elimination programmes

Whittaker, Maxine A., Dean, Angela J. and Chancellor, Arna (2014) Advocating for malaria elimination - learning from the successes of other infectious disease elimination programmes. Malaria Journal, 13 1: 221.1-221.8. doi:10.1186/1475-2875-13-221


Author Whittaker, Maxine A.
Dean, Angela J.
Chancellor, Arna
Title Advocating for malaria elimination - learning from the successes of other infectious disease elimination programmes
Journal name Malaria Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-2875
Publication date 2014-06-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-221
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 13
Issue 1
Start page 221.1
End page 221.8
Total pages 8
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Malaria elimination is back on the agenda, but it remains challenging for countries to make the transition from effective control to elimination. Many other infectious diseases have been targeted by globally-coordinated elimination advocacy campaigns, and advocacy has been considered an essential component of the success of other disease elimination programmes. What can the malaria community learn from these successes? A review of infectious disease elimination programmes to identify successful elements of advocacy for disease elimination was undertaken. Key elements are: (i) a global elimination plan, supported by international health bodies; (ii) thorough costings and tools to support the business case; (iii) an approach that is positioned within a development framework; (iv) core elimination advocacy messages; (v) provision of advocacy tools for partners (vi) extensive and effective community engagement; and (vii) strong partnerships. These features provide insights into 'what works' in global elimination advocacy. Advocacy is a powerful tool to support the long-term political and financial commitment necessary for malaria elimination. The global malaria community needs to work together, to ensure that the early steps towards the end goal of malaria elimination are taken.
Keyword Advocacy
Community engagement
Disease eradication
Global health planning international development
Health communication
Malaria
Malaria elimination
Public-private sector partnerships
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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