The Ghana Malaria Behavior Survey was fielded in April 2022, and the survey results were released in 2023. The survey was carried out by the Breakthrough ACTION project in Ghana in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and several other local organizations. Funding to implement the MBS was provided by PMI and the Global Fund (through the NMEP).
Survey Zones and Respondents
Key behaviors at a glance
of caregivers intended to seek prompt and appropriate care for a child under five with fever in the future
Knowledge: Caregivers who knew that mosquito nets prevent malaria were 7.5 times more likely to report the intention to seek prompt and appropriate care.
Social norms: Respondents with the perception that malaria testing is the norm were twice as likely to report the intention to seek prompt and appropriate care for febrile children.
Media exposure: Respondents with exposure to malaria messages in the past six months were 7.5 times more likely to report the intention to seek prompt and appropriate care for febrile children.
of nets were reportedly used every night in the last week
Attitudes: Respondents with favorable attitudes towards ITNs were 2.6 times more likely to consistently use bed nets.
Self-efficacy: Respondents were almost 5.7 times more likely to consistently use a net if they felt confident in their ability.
of women intended to use IPTp in their next pregnancy
Attitudes: Respondents who had a positive attitude toward ANC and IPTp were 4.2 times more likely to intent to use IPTp during their next pregnancy.
According to the brief it is a joint ANC and IPTp attitude
Response efficacy: Respondents who believed that IPTp was effective were almost 8 times more likely to intend to use IPTp during their next pregnancy.
The survey report, results briefs, and survey questionnaires are available for download below.