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Table 1 Description of activities in iBCC intervention

From: Evaluation of intensified behaviour change communication strategies in an artemisinin resistance setting

Intervention Frequency Duration Messages Delivery means
Community communication campaign Two times per month 3–4 h per session Malaria caused by mosquito bites
Wear long cloth from dusk to dawn
Sleep under ITN every night even you visit forest
Always check blood test before treatment
Say no to fake drug, it can kill
Competition
Game, quiz
Community rally
Banners
Music
Storytelling
Role play
Community media Two times per month 1–2 h per session Cause of malaria
Prevention of malaria
Proper treatment
Use of treated bed nets
Care of patient with fever
Video spot
Role plays
Game, quiz
Song
CD/DVD
Mobile broadcasting units (MBU) Once a month (except for October due to heavy rain) 2 ½ h per session Malaria prevention
Malaria treatment
Malaria diagnosis
MBU staff use video equipment to screen movies (drama/novels)
Listener viewer clubs Once or twice a month 1 h per session Malaria prevention
Malaria treatment
Malaria diagnosis
LVC staff use video equipment to screen movies (drama/novels)
IEC material: leaflets and banners Once or twice a month Malaria prevention
Malaria treatment
Malaria diagnosis
The leaflets are distributed during the LVC sessions and the banners will be located at the LVC post
Community focus group discussions (FGD)-education Twice a month ½–1 h in each village Cause of malaria
Prevention of malaria
Malaria caused by mosquito bites
Wear long cloth from dusk to dawn
Sleep under ITN every night even you visit forest
Always check blood test before treatment
Big groups
Small groups
Door to door
Face to face
Poster
Leaflets
Flipchart
Village malaria BCC meeting with village health volunteers (VHV) Once a month 1–2 h per session Discussion on implementation issue and challenges Groups discussion, report formats, practices on doing reports and field trip
Organize community meeting Once a month 1–2 h per session Sharing on implementation by village
Refresh on lesion
How to transfer the knowledge to target groups
Meeting, sharing experiences, knowledge refresher