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

Maxine Whittaker, Catherine Smith

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number410
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalMalaria Journal
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • community engagement
  • community participation
  • collaboration
  • malaria elimination
  • Malaria elimination
  • Collaboration
  • Community engagement
  • Community participation


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