The thesis focuses on the process of participatory communication in the Stop Malaria Project (SMP) in Uganda. Despite Uganda's continuous efforts to curb malaria, thousands of people still suffer and even die of the disease, particularly in rural areas. The dependence on media-based and social marketing strategies in the fight against malaria has largely isolated rural communities from access to information regarding malaria prevention and treatment. This study therefore aims at exploring how alternative and locally-available means of communication can be used to enhance malaria communication in Uganda. The research takes a case study of the SMP to investigate the application of the participatory communication process.
Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Monica Chibita, Makerere University, Uganda, and Assoc. Prof. Leonor Camauër, Örebro University. The project is carried within the Departmental Sub-Program "Media and Communication Development in Support of Democracy and Sustainable Livelihoods" within the framework of the Sida-funded Program ?Research and Innovations for Livelihoods" (RIAL).