At times, larger factors outside of your control can affect your ability to support prevention and treatment behaviors successfully. For example, your community may not have enough insecticide-treated nets for each household, or your community may not have access to a healthcare facility for malaria treatment. In these cases, advocacy can be a useful tool for overcoming barriers. Through advocacy, communities can demand the resources and tools they need from leaders to enact behavior change.
Questions to Ask for Overcoming Barriers:
- What structural barriers exist that might prevent community members from accessing the goods and services they need to do the recommended malaria behaviors?
- What advocacy needs to happen at the national level? At the local level?