Project Example

Generating Evidence to Inform Integrated Social and Behavior Change Programming in Nigeria

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 have been released in the form of a series of programmatic research briefs, webinars, and slide decks by health area, a full report, and an overall key findings webinar. These results will help to improve the delivery of integrated SBC programming across health areas and behaviors in Nigeria and elsewhere.

Source: Breakthrough RESEARCH/Population Council

Date of Publication: April 16, 2021