ARFH Embarks on Behavioral Change Communication Activities to Reduce Malaria Burden in Edo State

ARFH is implementing a Behavioral Change Communication (BCC) consultancy with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to implement post campaign BCC activities in collaboration with the Edo State Ministry of Health, through the State Malaria Elimination Programme in Edo state.

BCC in Edo2The goal of the intervention aligns with that of the National Malaria Strategic plan 2015-2020 to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden, reducing pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria related mortality to zero.

The aim of the grant is to consolidate on the gains of the recent mass distribution of LLIN by increasing the utilization of LLIN to at least 80% at the end of the intervention, also to increase hanging rates to over 90% and recommend strategies for sustainability of LLIN use in Edo state.

The approach for the implementation involves mass media-radio (Edo broadcasting station and Rhythm FM) across the state and community level intervention through advocacy, house-to-house visits for net hanging and sensitization, compound meetings and community dialogue in Six LGAs in Edo state with the least net utilization following the LLIN mass distribution.
All activities have commenced in the state.