The Breakthrough RESEARCH project is conducting mixed methods research to inform the delivery of social and behavior change (SBC) programming among mothers within the first 1,000-day window of opportunity, including integrated interventions to promote malaria prevention and treatment behaviors, antenatal care attendance, delivery with a skilled attendant, early and exclusive breastfeeding, child immunization, timely care-seeking for common childhood illnesses, and postpartum contraceptive use.

The first phase of a behavioral sentinel surveillance (BSS) survey has been completed. The BSS rigorously assessed current practices and behavioral determinants of health outcomes over the lifespan of the Breakthrough ACTION integrated SBC project in Nigeria.

Results from the baseline will be released in 2020 in the form of a series of programmatic research briefs and slide decks by health area, a full report, and a webinar. These results will help to improve the delivery of integrated SBC programming across health areas and behaviors in Nigeria and elsewhere.

Generating Evidence to Inform Integrated Social and Behavior Change Programming in Nigeria [Activity brief, PDF]

Behavioral Sentinel Surveillance Survey in Nigeria: baseline technical report [PDF]

Pneumonia‐related Ideations, Care‐seeking, and Treatment Behaviors among Children Under 2 Years with Pneumonia Symptoms in Northwestern Nigeria [BriefGo to journal article on Pediatric Pulmonology website]

Insights for Improving Malaria, Family Planning, and Maternal and Child Health Outcomes in Northwestern Nigeria Through Social and Behavior Change Programming (Series based on baseline results)

Increasing Use of Antenatal Care Services Among Women in Northern Nigeria [Infographic briefs in English and Hausa]

Evaluation of Integrated SBC in Nigeria Behavioral Sentinel Surveillance Survey: MNCH+N baseline results [Webinar]

Dele Abegunde