Entries by Marcela

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The Power of Co-Design: Lessons Learned from Diverse Stakeholder Perspectives

Written by: Rahin Khandker1, Anne Stotler1, James Nyara2, and Allison Schachter1, Breakthrough ACTION 1 ideas42, 2 Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs As behavioral designers, we know it’s important for end-users and other stakeholders to participate in the design process for any new solution. But when a diverse array of perspectives are important, determining when […]

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Using COVID-19 Trends and Impact Survey Data to Conduct Prevention and Vaccination Campaigns in the Philippines

Written by: Nicole Walter, Program Manager, Data for Good at Meta Breakthrough ACTION, USAID’s global social and behavior change project, catalyzes social and behavior change by designing and implementing evidence-based solutions to improve health and development programs around the world. When COVID-19 emerged in late 2019, Breakthrough ACTION was already working on social and behavior change for […]

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A New Framework Guides Support for Sexual and Reproductive Self-Care

Written by: Alison Pack, Program Officer Recently, the field of public health has seen significant progress in enabling and promoting self-care in sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Nonetheless, those who influence SRH practices or policies need guidance to formally support self-care behaviors. In response, Breakthrough ACTION and the Self-Care Trailblazer Group developed a framework and […]

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Barriers to Feeding Young Children Well During and After Illness: Insight from the DRC

Written by: Madeline Kau, Emily Zimmerman (ideas42), and Augustin Ngandu (SBC Advisor, Breakthrough ACTION DRC) For young children experiencing an illness, adequate nutrition is critical for recovery. However, children often do not receive the recommended amounts of food during and after an illness. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 70% of children under […]