SOCIAL MOBILIZATION FOR MALARIA
Concerted efforts are being made by the Governments, Civil Society Organizations, the Public Sector, the Private Sector and the family to find a lasting solution to the problem of Malaria. Hence OCDI supported by ACOMIN through Global fund and SFH provided advocacy support to communities to enable appropriate health seeking behaviour and demand for effective prevention and treatment.
Promotion of malaria knowledge and culturally acceptable communication messages (using appropriate behavioural change communication campaigns) to caregivers, health providers, heads of households, and general population to enable the uptake of appropriate malaria preventive and curative measures for themselves and their children especially for children under five with fever and pregnant mothers.
Advocacies were being carried out to policy makers, opinion leaders, religious/traditional rulers, and other relevant stakeholders to garner support and involvement in the health care of their communities as well as support the smooth delivery of services in Ifelodun LGA.
Communities in Ifelodun LGA are being targeted for inter-personal communication by ensuring that malaria control information is available to communities and provided by properly trained health service providers.