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Design of a DFID Integrated Preventative Health Programme in Malawi

Field of Expertise:
Social Values and Determinants of Health; Social determinants; Water/ sanitation; Health Economics and Financing; Value for money (Cost-effectiveness, cost-benefits, VfM, efficiency, impact, equity,?); Value for money (Cost-effectiveness, cost-benefits, VfM, efficiency, impact, equity,?)
Narrative description of project:
DFID Malawi planned for a five year (2017-2021) (approx. £60/70m) integrated preventative health programme designed to increase adoption of beneficial health behaviours and uptake of health products and services among the general population through a broad-based behaviour change and communications initiative. The programme aims to deliver health promotion interventions that have traditionally been delivered separately through one programme to address underlying causes of ill health and social determinants of health. This will cover Nutrition, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). Other health risk factors such as gender based violence, indoor air pollution, and Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) risk factors (smoking, lack of exercise, diet etc.) were also to be considered.