Insights Report: Using human-centered Design to Identify Improved Behavioral and Structural Solutions for Zika Prevention
This reportoutlines the exploratory research that sought to understand environmental, structural, and behavioral challenges in Jamaica related to water storage.
The report’s findings informed social and behavior change (SBC) implementers and their programs around addressing uncovered or poorly covered water drums, resulting in Aedes aegypti breeding sites. Using a human-centered design (HCD) approach, a research team conducted exploratory research with water storage users, community health workers, manufacturers, community leaders, and national health and public service officials. Across these key groups, the purpose of the research was to understand perspectives related to Zika, mosquito breeding, water storage, and general health concerns.
Source: Breakthrough ACTION/Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Date of Publication: April 13, 2020
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