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Table 1 Barrier classification categories

From: Identifying barriers in the malaria control policymaking process in East Africa: insights from stakeholders and a structured literature review

Category (non-exclusive) Count (of 66 total) Percent of total addressing this barrier
Behavior and individual characteristics   
-  Adherence: Barriers to proper adherence by households to malaria control regimes 16 24.2 %
-  Information and Education: Barriers arising due to lack of education, including about the causes of malaria and means to treat malaria. 8 12.1 %
-  Wealth: Barriers arising due to poverty or limited resources 9 13.6 %
Health systems   
-  Access: Ability of populations to access healthcare system 24 36.4 %
-  Availability: Availability of drugs and other malaria control measures. 13 19.7 %
-  Funding and financing: Barriers arising from limited funding and financing for malaria control 10 15.2 %
-  Health Systems: Organizational and institutional capacity of health systems 22 33.3 %
-  Laboratory infrastructure: Barriers arising from the limitations of laboratory equipment 4 6.1 %
-  Research programming and priorities: Barriers to appropriate research programs and priorities 3 4.5 %
Social and structural features   
-  Culture: Barriers arising from cultural norms which conflict with malaria control policy 12 18.2 %
-  Gender: Barriers arising from gender norms and disparities 6 9.1 %
-  Equity: Barriers arising from structural inequity 16 24.2 %
Policy process and government   
-  Policy: Barriers arising from policy and policymaking constraints, institutional fragmentation 19 28.8 %
-  Taxes and tariffs on malaria control goods: Barriers of taxes and tariffs on goods for malaria control 1 1.5 %
Environment   
-  Pesticide toxicity and contamination: Barriers arising from concern of pesticide toxicity and contamination 1 1.5 %
-  Resistance: Barriers arising from the development of resistance by the malaria parasite or mosquito to treatment 4 6.1 %
-  Seasonality: Barriers arising from the seasonal/cyclical nature of malaria 3 4.5 %