Country results

The Liberia Malaria Behavior Survey was fielded in December 2021 to March 2022, and the survey results were released in 2023. The survey was carried out by the Breakthrough ACTION project in Liberia in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), and several other local organizations. 

Study Zones

Survey Zones and Respondents

Individual respondents

Key behaviors at a glance


of children under five with fever had prompt and appropriate care sought for them the same or next day of fever onset

  • Knowledge: Respondents who knew the importance of seeking care promptly were eight times more likely to take a sick child for prompt and appropriate care.

  • Response efficacy: Respondents who perceived that care is effective were 1.7 times more likely to seek prompt and appropriate care.


of respondents used a mosquito net every night of the week

  • Self-efficacy: Respondents were 7 times more likely to consistently use a net if they felt confident in their ability to do so.

  • Attitudes: Respondents with favorable attitudes towards net use were 2 times more likely to consistently use nets.


of pregnant women received three or more doses of IPTp during their last pregnancy

  • Intention: 86% of female respondents intend to take IPTp during a future pregnancy.

  • Self-efficacy: Women were 4 times more likely to intend to take IPTp in a future pregnancy if they felt confident in their ability to do so.


The survey report, results briefs, and survey questionnaires are available for download below. 

Results Brief


2023 Results Brief [Coming soon]

Survey report


2021 Survey Report




MBS datasets can be downloaded from the USAID Development Data Library (DDL). External links are added to this site as datasets are made available.