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 1: 410.1-410.6. doi:10.1186/s12936-015-0931-9


Author Whittaker, Maxine
Smith, Catherine
Title Reimagining malaria: five reasons to strengthen community engagement in the lead up to malaria elimination
Journal name Malaria Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-2875
Publication date 2015-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1186/s12936-015-0931-9
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 410.1
End page 410.6
Total pages 6
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BioMed Central
Language eng
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.
Keyword Community engagement
Community participation
Collaboration
Malaria elimination
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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Created: Tue, 20 Oct 2015, 06:29:02 EST by Maxine Whittaker on behalf of School of Public Health