The Kenya Malaria Behavior Survey was fielded in March through April 2022, and the survey results were released in 2024. The survey was carried out by the Breakthrough ACTION project in Kenya in collaboration with Kenya’s Division of National Malaria Program, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and several other local organizations.
Survey Zones and Respondents
Key behaviors at a glance
of children under five with fever had prompt and appropriate care sought for them the same day or the next day of fever onset
Spousal dialogue: Respondents who discussed malaria with their spouse/partner were 2 times as likely to seek prompt and appropriate care for a child under five with fever.
Attitudes: Respondents who perceived that community health workers always have rapid diagnostic test kits were 1.9 times more likely to seek prompt and appropriate care.
of respondents use a mosquito net every night of the week
Self-efficacy: Respondents with high self-efficacy were 6.6 times more likely to consistently use nets.
Attitudes: Respondents with favorable attitudes toward net use were 2.2 times more likely to use nets consistently.
Media: Respondents who listened to the radio at least once per week were 1.5 times more likely to consistently use nets.
of pregnant women received three or more doses of IPTp during their last pregnancy
Intention: 70% of women who intend to have more children intend to seek ANC in the first trimester.
Attitudes: Respondents with favorable attitudes towards ANC and IPTp were 3.7 times more likely to intend to seek early ANC during their next pregnancy.
The survey report, results briefs, and survey questionnaires are available for download below.