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J Commun Dis. 1998 Jun;30(2):93-101.

'Anti-malaria month'--a step forward in multisectoral collaboration and community involvement in malaria control.

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Directorate of National Malaria Eradication Programme, Delhi.

Abstract

For a long time malaria control in India has largely been a government responsibility with little involvement of the community at large, and other sectors of the economy in the control efforts. There is now increasing realisation that involvement of the community and a multi-sectoral approach should be essential components of the malaria control strategy. The National Malaria Eradication Programme is accordingly laying greater emphasis on coordination with other sectors of the economy, and changing community perceptions and health-related behaviour. A massive programme of community mobilisation with this objective in view has been taken up since 1997. A major component of this community mobilisation programme is the observance of an 'Anti-Malaria Month', during which, country wide awareness campaigns are undertaken at all levels of implementation, to promote inter-sectoral collaboration and community action for malaria control. The present paper summarises the rationale and messages of the 'Anti-Malaria month'.

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