USAID Mali sought to understand potential behavior-change bottlenecks and facilitators across a range of health areas, including maternal and child health, malaria, nutrition, family planning, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). Breakthrough RESEARCH, in conjunction with the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche sur l’Information en Population et Santé (CERIPS), designed and conducted a mixed-methods formative study to inform and tailor USAID Mali’s Health/Nutrition programming over the next five years. This project aims to: 1) increase demand for and use of health/nutrition and WASH services; 2) increase individual and household adoption of healthy behaviors; and 3) increase the ability of households and communities to plan, finance, and manage their own health and health systems.
This report describes the results of three phases of formative research: 1) a topical literature review and key informant interviews; 2) in-depth interviews and focus group discussions; and 3) quantitative exit interviews with females seeking care and caregivers seeking care for children under five.
Centre d’Etudes et de Recherche sur l’Information en Population et Santé (CERIPS)