Social and behavior change (SBC) has been used in malaria programs to positively influence behaviors around case management, malaria in pregnancy, insecticide-treated mosquito nets, and indoor residual spraying. The evidence database for the impact of SBC on malaria-related behavioral outcomes is growing and best practices are still being identified. Breakthrough ACTION hosts the Malaria SBC Evidence Database, a repository of hand-picked evidence.
Beyond merely making evidence available, Breakthrough ACTION is also socializing the findings and implications within the larger malaria community to make the case for the prioritization of investment in quality SBC related to malaria. Since 2018, Breakthrough ACTION has facilitated a virtual Malaria SBC Evidence Journal Club. Using web conferencing technology, SBC practitioners from around the globe discuss carefully selected articles about the impact of malaria SBC. Each discussion is recorded and can be found on the Breakthrough ACTION YouTube channel.
Journal Club Webinars
August 26: 2020: Impact of a behavior change intervention on long-lasting insecticidal net care and repair behavior and net condition in Nasarawa State
March 25, 2020: The impact of behavior change communication on the use of insecticide-treated nets: A secondary analysis of ten post-campaign surveys from Nigeria
August 6, 2019: Prescriber and patient-oriented behavioral interventions to improve the use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Tanzania: Facility-based cluster randomized trial
March 6, 2019: Assessing the impact of combining community mobilization with supportive supervision to improve malaria case management behaviors
August 22, 2018: Assessing the impact of malaria social and behavior change communication in an artemisinin resistance setting