A curious religious leader examines HC3 material in Zamfara

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?