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Engaging Men to Prevent Malaria         in Pregnancy:Lessons from CMMB’s Luapula Malaria       Communities Program        ...
Program Objectives • Reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality •Target Districts: Kawambwa, Mwense, and Samfya • Obje...
The Program in Action             https://picasaweb.google.com/arinalekht/MansaFromMansa?authkey=Gv1sRgCIqVzJ6ogpmh-
Men & MIP: The Importance • Role of the male in the home • Access to resources and healthcare • Net use/misuse • Men as Pa...
How We Involve Men in MIP • KAP Survey: Before & After • Role Play • Q&A Community and ANC Sessions • ANC Outreach & Promo...
Sell the Benefits • Engage traditional leaders as your salesmen/women • Use the (not-so-bully) pulpit at church • Emphasiz...
Make it “Man-Friendly” • Special MIP outreach sessions just for men • Hold after-hours ANC and community sessions • Mini-s...
Incentivize • At the ANC level: through preferential services, partners-geared sessions • From traditional leaders rewardi...
Conclusions/Questions  The CMMB LMCP Core  Team  Dr. Moses Sinkala, Country  Director  Dr. John Banda, Project Director  K...
Engaging Young Men for MIP        https://picasaweb.google.com/arinalekht/MansaFromMansa?authkey=Gv
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Malaria in Pregnancy-Strengthening Health Systems to Improve Outcomes for MIP_Melillo_5.2.12

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Malaria in Pregnancy-Strengthening Health Systems to Improve Outcomes for MIP_Melillo_5.2.12

  1. 1. Engaging Men to Prevent Malaria in Pregnancy:Lessons from CMMB’s Luapula Malaria Communities Program Sara Melillo, M.P.H. Deputy Director On Behalf of the CMMB MCP Team
  2. 2. Program Objectives • Reduce malaria-related morbidity and mortality •Target Districts: Kawambwa, Mwense, and Samfya • Objectives: •To increase ownership and use of LLINs among pregnant women and children under 5. •To increase use of Fansidar (SP) among pregnant women for IPTp. •To increase the proportion of children under 5 diagnosed and treated for malaria within 24 hours of onset of symptoms.
  3. 3. The Program in Action https://picasaweb.google.com/arinalekht/MansaFromMansa?authkey=Gv1sRgCIqVzJ6ogpmh-
  4. 4. Men & MIP: The Importance • Role of the male in the home • Access to resources and healthcare • Net use/misuse • Men as Partners
  5. 5. How We Involve Men in MIP • KAP Survey: Before & After • Role Play • Q&A Community and ANC Sessions • ANC Outreach & Promotion
  6. 6. Sell the Benefits • Engage traditional leaders as your salesmen/women • Use the (not-so-bully) pulpit at church • Emphasize man’s involvement at MIP • Sell the “pros” of IPTp, proper LLIN use in pregnancy • Meet men where they are
  7. 7. Make it “Man-Friendly” • Special MIP outreach sessions just for men • Hold after-hours ANC and community sessions • Mini-speed sessions for men • Male-Friendly SBCC techniques
  8. 8. Incentivize • At the ANC level: through preferential services, partners-geared sessions • From traditional leaders rewarding men who exhibit positive behaviors • Brainstorming other incentives?
  9. 9. Conclusions/Questions The CMMB LMCP Core Team Dr. Moses Sinkala, Country Director Dr. John Banda, Project Director Kennedy Njobvu, Community Engagement Officer Clement Mweshi, Finance Officer Arina Lekht, M&E Officer For additional information, feel free to contact: Sara Melillo: 202-591-2265/smelillo@cmmb.org
  10. 10. Engaging Young Men for MIP https://picasaweb.google.com/arinalekht/MansaFromMansa?authkey=Gv

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