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November 2018

Fifth International Conference on Family Planning

November 12, 2018 - November 15, 2018
Kigali, Rwanda

The International Conference on Family Planning serves as a strategic inflection point for the family planning and reproductive health community worldwide. It provides an opportunity for political leaders, scientists, researchers, policymakers, advocates, and youth to disseminate knowledge, celebrate successes, and identify next steps toward reaching the goal of enabling an additional 120 million women to access voluntary, quality contraception by 2020. The fifth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, from November 12 to 15, 2018.…

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February 2019

Francophone Africa Social and Behavior Change Summit: Addressing Barriers in RMNCH+N

February 25, 2019 - February 27, 2019
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

The Francophone Africa Social and Behavior Change Summit will provide a much-needed platform to address barriers in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health and nutrition (RMNCH+N). Scheduled for February 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the event will gather social and behavior change (SBC) practitioners and professionals from implementing partners, service delivery partners, ministry and national coordinating agencies, local and international NGOs, local media and marketing firms, research and academic institutions, youth organizations, faith-based organizations, and donors. Hosted by Johns Hopkins…

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Le Sommet Francophone pour le Changement Social et de Comportement: Surmonter les obstacles en santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatale, de l’enfant, ainsi que de nutrition

February 25, 2019 - February 27, 2019
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Le pouvoir collectif a la capacité de transformer les structures sociales et est au cœur du développement. Le changement social et de comportement (CSC) engage et soutient les personnes dans le but de former un collectif afin de surmonter les défis du développement tels que la pauvreté, l’accès et l’utilisation des soins de santé de qualité. Les programmes de CSC contribuent à générer la demande de services de la santé reproductive, maternelle, néonatal, infantile et de nutrition (SRMNI + N),…

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March 2019

Malaria SBC Evidence Discussion: Mobilization and Supportive Supervision

March 6, 2019 @ 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 second in a series of online guided discussions following a “journal club” format about malaria SBC evidence on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EST). More information about the article and how you can prepare for and participate in the online discussion…

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June 2019

Advocating for Increased Male Engagement in Family Planning and Reproductive Health: A Skills-Building Session

June 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Join Breakthrough ACTION on the eve of the Women Deliver 2019 Conference for an afternoon side event: “Advocating for Increased Male Engagement in Family Planning and Reproductive Health: A Skills-Building Session” This hands-on session will give participants the opportunity to use a newly released tool specifically designed to increase implementation of, and investment in, male engagement in family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) programs through advocacy. Engaging men and boys in FP/RH programs has successfully contributed to decreasing unintended pregnancies,…

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July 2019

2019 Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop

July 1, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Baltimore, MD, USA

The Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs invites you to apply for the 2019 Leadership in Strategic Communication Workshop. This three-week workshop, led by a distinguished faculty of public health, policy, and development experts, is designed for versatile, dynamic individuals who seek to lead within and beyond their organizations. Participants will leave the workshop having developed a scalable communication campaign that addresses a global health or development challenge. Who is this workshop for? Project leaders Global health and development Program…

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January 2020

Increasing Coordinated Investment in SBC for FP Webinar

January 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Despite a major coalescence around the Family Planning 2020 and Ouagadougou Partnership goals in the last five years, there has been a lack of understanding of how major stakeholders fund and implement SBC programming to meet those goals or what future investment priorities should be. Furthermore, SBC is not yet anchored as a core element of major development organizations’ family planning strategies and programming or government planning mechanisms. Investment is insufficient, particularly at the country level, to support the implementation…

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June 2020

Insights for improving malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health outcomes in northwestern Nigeria through social and behavior change programming

June 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

REGISTER Join us for a webinar on 11 June to hear about baseline findings on key behaviors and ideations in the areas of malaria, family planning, and maternal, newborn, and child health plus nutrition (MNCH+N) from a behavioral sentinel surveillance (BSS) survey conducted in northwestern Nigeria. Breakthrough RESEARCH is USAID’s flagship project for social and behavior change (SBC) research and evaluation. In Nigeria, Breakthrough RESEARCH is evaluating the effectiveness of Breakthrough ACTION’S integrated versus malaria-only SBC programming on priority malaria,…

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Insights from an evaluation of provider provision of respectful maternity care in Zambia

June 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

REGISTER   Please join Breakthrough RESEARCH , on 30 June at 10:00 a.m. EDT as we discuss the results of our Respectful Maternity Care (RMC) program in Chipata, Zambia. Breakthrough RESEARCH, led by ideas42 and in collaboration with Safe Motherhood 360+ and the Chipata District Health Office, piloted a package of solutions designed to address behavioral barriers inhibiting providers from consistently providing RMC in Zambia. We’ll be discussing the behaviorally-informed, low-cost solutions we tested and evaluation results on their effectiveness.…

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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

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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