SUPA71 conducted qualitative and quantitative knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) surveys on malaria among civilians in multiple districts of Yala province for a UCSF-funded project with the support of Defense Medical Assistance Program (DMAP)/ Armed Forces Research Institute of Medicine (AFRIMS). The primary objective of this study was to determine the unique malaria risk profile of Yala Province’s civilian population in order to better target interventions to these groups.
According to the objectives of the study, the SUPA71 field team collaborated closely with local health offices and authorities to collect important information. We could collect sufficient data to make recommendations to the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH), the local provincial health office (PHO), and the district health offices (DHOs) and health facilities in the target areas. We hope that the results will be helpful in enhancing the communication intervention for malaria prevention and control strategies in Yala and Thailand.