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Building multi-layered resilience in a malaria control programme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Dongus, S. and Pfeiffer, C. and Metta, E. and Mbuyita, S. and Obrist, B.. (2010) Building multi-layered resilience in a malaria control programme in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Progress in Development Studies, 10 (4). pp. 309-324.

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Abstract

This study applied the multi-layered social resilience framework in the context of an urban malaria control programme by using a qualitative approach. It was found that exchange between and within administrative levels supported resilience-building processes in terms of mosquito breeding site elimination. ‘Reactive’ and ‘proactive’ capacities were successfully built among programme staff. However, more potential could be tapped among local leaders and household members, by increasing their competence in eliminating breeding sites of malaria vectors. Improving the communication skills of the programme’s field workers might support such processes. Together with local leaders, they could act as multipliers of sensitisation messages.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ethnologie > Medizinethnologie (Obrist )
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Society, Gender and Health > Cultural Epidemiology (Weiss)
UniBasel Contributors:Obrist van Eeuwijk, Brigit and Pfeiffer, Constanze D. and Dongus, Stefan
Item Type:Article, refereed
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:SAGE
ISSN:1464-9934
e-ISSN:1477-027X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:14 Sep 2012 06:49

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