What do we know as far as the intersection of gender and malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa is concerned? A narrative review


  • Jeanne Madindé Département of Sociology-Anthropology, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin
  • Nassi Karl École de Sociologie Rurale et de Vulgarisation Agricole (ESRVA), Nationale University of Agriculture (UNA)
  • Eric AKPI Faculty of Health Sciences (FSS), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin
  • Imorou Abou-Bakari Département of Sociology-Anthropology, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin




Gender, Malaria, Sub-Saharan Africa


In terms of the goals of the United Nations, several sub-Saharan countries aim at annihilating malaria by the year 2030. However, achieving such an objective requires strategies based on evidence and adapted to the context of vulnerability in which each of these countries operates. This narrative review provides evidence that there is a significant interdependence between gender and malaria that has to be taken in account. It identifies a significant gap in the availability of data on this interdependence and climate change which, moreover, is another phenomenon that disproportionately affects men and women and is susceptible to other complex inequalities. Challenges with regard to an interdisciplinary perspective as well as the design of an integrated conceptual framework for the study of the dynamics between gender, malaria and climate change remain and challenge researchers on the continent.


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How to Cite

Madindé, J., Karl, N., AKPI, E., & Abou-Bakari, I. (2023). What do we know as far as the intersection of gender and malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa is concerned? A narrative review. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 10(8), 3009–3015. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20232400



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