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New Technical Briefs Highlight Opportunities and Recommendations for Behavioral Economics and Human-Centered Design in Family Planning

Written by: Danielle Piccinini Black, Senior Program Officer, Breakthrough ACTION Have you ever wondered how to leverage behavioral economics or human-centered design to increase the impact of social and behavior change (SBC) approaches for…
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When choices don’t match preferences: Better family planning through behavioral design

Written by: Elizabeth McElwee, Senior Associate, and Emily Zimmerman, ideas42 Managing Director, Breakthrough ACTION Thanks to global efforts, family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH) services have made great strides. However, many people…
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In Honor of World Breastfeeding Week: Interpreting Baby's Cries

Written by: Eirene Wang, Nicole Russo, and Emily Zimmerman, Breakthrough ACTION The World Health Organization estimates that increasing rates of breastfeeding could save more than 800,000 lives every year. Exclusively breastfeeding for six…
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Designing for Provider Behavior Change: Developing Solutions to Provider-side Barriers to Quality Care

Written by: Allison Schachter and Stephanie Levy, Breakthrough ACTION A growing focus on provider behavior in global health programming has generated interest in further understanding and addressing barriers to providing quality care. Breakthrough…
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Same Information, Different Order: Testing Before Consultation to Improve Protocol Adherence

Written by: Sriram Sridharan, Faraz Haqqi, Angela Acosta, Temitope Ogunbi, and Eno Idiong, Breakthrough ACTION When treating suspected malaria cases, providers at many Nigerian health facilities often base treatments on their own clinical diagnosis,…