The purpose of this study is to explore and describe the socio-cultural factors that influence
Malaria prevention and control, conceptualise the study findings by developing the socio-
culturally congruent training model, describe and evaluate it in order to assist trainers to
incorporate social and cultural information during their theoretical and practical training of
HEWs, to improve their competency. The study is descriptive and exploratory in nature,
used convergent parallel design in which both quantitative and qualitative carried equal
weight and data are collected at the same time from inception to completion of the study.
Approximately 220,683 individuals were impacted by this study . Findings were generated
from survey using only one questionnaire which was administered to 402 participants, 8
focus group discussions, and 20 in-depth individual interviews, supported by observations
from 20 households and respondents who were 18 years or older. Data obtained from the
structured questionnaire and checklist were analysed using the statistical package for social
sciences (SPSS), and descriptive statistical analysis was applied to summarize quantitative
data into easily identifiable relationships and data interpretation.
Qualitative data from interviews were analysed with ATLAS. ti software. Thematic analysis
was applied using a coding operation aimed at shortening the diversity of memos, quotation
groups, and links into fewer content categories. The result of the study indicated that
traditional and cultural methods of Malaria prevention is widely available but not applied.
Mosquito nets generally available but not used due to the following reasons: 68.7 percent
of the respondents felt that nets were expensive, 12.70% indicated not comfortable with
using net just to mention a few. The results also revealed important among the other findings
that participants perceived traditional and cultural methods of Malaria prevention is widely
available but not applied, tumble weed is widely referenced as a herb for Malaria prevention,
participants perceived low economic status influence negatively prevention of malaria and
access to care, and nets generally available but not affordable and used.
The outcome of the study is a Model developed and its operationalization guidelines were
established. It is recommended to start training of trainers to facilitate empowerment of Health
Extension Workers through collaboration and consultation with relevant authorities to enact
integrated curriculum for inclusion of socio-cultural congruent prevention strategy and make
it available to donors/NGOs.
In addition, the government and funded donor organization to ensure balance in sustain of
indigenous knowledge in limited resource setting. Advocate for research collaboration on
local traditional practices with social science and western modern care practices by identify
local resource used in Malaria prevention
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