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September 2020

Malaria—Insights for improving malaria, FP, and MCH outcomes in northwestern Nigeria through SBC programming

September 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar

PHOTO CREDIT: Arne Hoel/World Bank (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; No modifications made)   In this webinar, Breakthrough RESEARCH will share findings from its work in northwestern Nigeria related to malaria. We will present new ideational metrics collected and discuss how these metrics are associated with malaria prevention and treatment behaviors. Breakthrough ACTION will present key program design to address malaria prevention and treatment and the programmatic implications of the research. Breakthrough RESEARCH is USAID’s flagship project for social and behavior change…

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Informing social and behavior change programs using social media monitoring & listening (in English)

September 23, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Webinar

PHOTO CREDIT: ©Merci Mon Héros   Please join the Breakthrough ACTION and Breakthrough RESEARCH projects for a discussion on informing social and behavior change (SBC) programs using social media monitoring and listening. During this webinar, presenters will provide an overview of social media monitoring and social listening as well as its useful application to inform a youth-led mass and social media campaign currently implemented in Francophone West Africa called “Merci Mon Héros.” Presenters will share findings and lessons learned from…

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October 2020

Advancing Integrated Social and Behavior Change and Provider Behavior Change Programming: Exploration of the research and learning agendas

October 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Webinar

Please join Breakthrough RESEARCH and partners for a presentation and dialogue on developing and socializing two research and learning agendas to help enhance provider behavior change and integrated social and behavior change (SBC) programming. Tremendous strides have been made in SBC programming to improve health outcomes among populations; yet knowledge gaps remain across health and development sectors. Breakthrough RESEARCH, with input from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implementing partners, has developed research and learning agendas (RLAs)…

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Springboard Live Q&A: Social listening and monitoring for informing SBC programs

October 27, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Springboard for SBC

English │ French │ Spanish Please join Breakthrough RESEARCH and Population Services International (PSI) for a question and answer (Q&A) session on informing social and behavior change programs using social media monitoring and social listening. The purpose of this chat is to introduce and discuss the use of social listening as a tool for monitoring, evaluation, research and learning for SBC projects. Social listening and social media monitoring experts will be available to answer questions related to: Why use social…

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January 2021

Is Timing Everything? Considering the Do’s and Don’ts for Engaging Men and Boys Across their Life Course

January 28 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Interventions aiming to meaningfully engage men and boys in understanding and transforming their relationships with their health and well-being often focus on important life events and transitions (e.g., sexual initiation, graduations, birth of first child). Yet the theoretical underpinning of why transitions are a strong moment for intervention is seldom emphasized in the literature. This session will use the Do’s and Don’ts for Engaging Men and Boys and recent interventions in Bangladesh and Zambia to showcase good practices and lessons learned…

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February 2021

RBM Partnership Social & Behavior Change Working Group General Call

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join the RBM Partnership Social and Behavior Change Working Group for the upcoming general call on February 4, 2021 (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. EST).  The February call will feature: Technical presentation on “The Business Case for Investing in Social and Behavior Change for Malaria” Updates on new and continuing workstreams New linguistic/regional ambassadors program Current work being carried out by members The call will be simultaneously interpreted into English, French, and Portuguese. Register to join the call

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Encouraging Family Planning Counseling that Promotes Meaningful Choice

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Despite recent gains in the use of modern contraceptives around the world, many women are still dissatisfied with their family planning methods and discontinuation remains high, particularly amongst postpartum women. In close collaboration with health workers, postpartum women, implementers, and policymakers in Malawi, Breakthrough ACTION developed a package of evidence-based, low-cost solutions to improve the quality of family planning counseling using behavioral design. Join us to learn more about the solutions and their impacts on women’s and provider’s behaviors. PRESENTERS…

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March 2021

The Role of Community and Faith Leaders in Malaria Control and Elimination Part II: An In-Depth Orientation to PMI’s Faith and Community Leader Toolkit

March 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Please join the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative and Breakthrough ACTION for a 1.5-hour, in-depth orientation to the Malaria Social and Behavior Change Toolkit for Community and Faith Leaders. This new, free toolkit will help your organization integrate existing strengths, connections, and activities with key malaria social and behavior change resources to save lives in your community. This webinar will be simultaneously interpreted into English, French, and Portuguese. FEATURED SPEAKERS Jordan Burns, Africa Regional Malaria Advisor, U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative Anna…

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April 2021

Generating Demand: Ways to Build Acceptance for COVID-19 Vaccines

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

As of March 31, the international COVAX facility has shipped over 32 million COVID-19 vaccines to more than 70 countries. As the global collaboration intends to ship millions of more vaccines in the coming months, country-level public health officials must begin conducting social and behavior change (SBC) campaigns to promote the vaccine. Vaccines are one of the most effective public health measures to protect people from COVID-19 infection and to help return the world to normal. This makes a successful…

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May 2021

Malaria SBC Evidence Discussion Webinar: Social Group and Provider Behavior Change to Increase Demand for Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

How can research findings inform and improve social and behavior change (SBC) programs? What questions can SBC practitioners keep in mind to help sift through research, interpret publications, and apply lessons learned? Join Breakthrough ACTION for the sixth in a series of online guided discussions following a journal club format about malaria SBC evidence on Wednesday, May 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EDT). More information about the article and how you can prepare for and participate in the…

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