Factors Associated with Job Performance among Community Malaria Workers in Papua


Iman Harisma Saleh Sasto1)
1)Limnology and Water Resources Research Center
~ Author
Semuel Sandy2)
2)Center for Public Health and Nutrition Research, Health Research Organization
~ Author


Background: Malaria is one of the most serious diseases to affect people in develop�ing countries with tropical and subtropical climates. It is dangerous for young children and pregnant women and their unborn children. Community malaria workers can help improve the situation by performing the following activities: (1) Encourage people to seek prompt treatment; (2) Recognize and treat malaria to prevent severe illness and death; (3) Explain how to take treatment correctly; (4) Advise patients with no treatment improvement; (5) Advise families on how to protect from mosquito bites; (6) Motivate the community to carry out mosquito control measures. This study aimed to determine factors associated with job performance among community malaria workers in Papua.

Subjects and Method: This was a qualitative study conducted in Jayapura, Sarmi, and Keerom districts, Papua, Indonesia. A sample of 30 informants consisting of 24 community malaria workers and 6 assistants. The data were collected by in-depth interview and analyzed by thematic analysis.

Results: The motivation of community malaria workers was high. As many as 93.7% of them were aware of the need to control malaria in the community. As many as 36.7% of them lacked of confidence to deliver the tasks. As many as 40% expected reward. There was a number obstacles such as a lack of Rapid Diagnostic Antigen Test (RDT) and reporting management skills.

Conclusion: Community malaria workers have high motivation in providing services to the community, but there is a lack of resources that they need to perform their tasks.

How to Cite

Factors Associated with Job Performance among Community Malaria Workers in Papua. (2022). The International Conference on Public Health Proceeding, 7(01). https://doi.org/10.26911/FP.ICPH.09.2022.22