Access to effective malaria treatment and prevention among the poorest groups in Kenya: identifying and reaching the most vulnerable
Ensuring that the poor benefit from malaria control interventions remains a challenge for many countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Efforts to reach the poor have focused on reducing or eliminating the costs of purchasing Insecticides Treated Nets (ITNs) or antimalarials. While this is an important step towards improving access, identifying and addressing other barriers to access is equally important. The aim of this study is to identify barriers to access to effective malaria treatment and prevention among the poorest groups in Kenya and understand the factors that prevent the poor from using preventive and effective treatment when these services are provided for free. Information gathered from this study will be used to identify the best approaches of designing and implementing interventions so that they can benefit the poorest populations.