[UPDATED SEPTEMBER 2016] While much progress has been made against malaria in the last decade, SBCC can be used to reach populations who remain at risk as transmission dynamics change. It can also be used to identify people with asymptomatic infections and monitor their compliance with treatment, as well as informing communities of optimal times for malaria control interventions.
Strong evidence suggests that quality social and behavior change communication (SBCC) can improve malaria prevention and treatment behaviors. As progress is made towards malaria elimination, SBCC becomes an even more important tool.*
*Koenker, Hannah, et al., Strategic roles for behaviour change communication in a changing malaria landscape. Malaria Journal