The Pivotal Role of SBC in Quality of Care – Springboard Webinar Recording

This Springboard webinar connected users to global experts on improving quality of care. Presenters introduced viewers to quality of care and shared how they have used social and behavior change (SBC) to improve service delivery.

Last modified: February 19, 2024

Language: English

Source: Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs - Breakthrough ACTION

Year of Publication: 2024

Mobile Health (mHealth) Messaging to Facilitate Handwashing with Soap Behavior Change

On February 7th, 2019, the Global Handwashing Partnership, in conjunction with USAID and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, hosted a webinar discussion on the development and randomized controlled trial of a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) mobile health program in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Cholera Hospital-Based Intervention for 7 days (CHoBI7) mobile health program was developed to target the following key behaviors during the 7-day high risk period and to sustain these behaviors over time: increased handwashing with soap at stool and food related events, water treatment with chlorine tablets, and storage of household drinking water in a water vessel with a lid.

Mobile messaging was delivered in Bangla over a 12-month period, through voice and text messaging on the Viamo platform. The mobile messages were designed around the character of a Medical Doctor from the iccdr,b Hospital, Dr. Chobi. In the voice messages, she has discussions with a female peer role model, and a male peer role model, around key WASH behaviors promoted. Text messages were found during the formative research to complement voice messages by serving as important reminder that could be shared with others.

Source: Global Handwashing Partnership

Date of Publication: November 17, 2021

Results Roundup: Webinar on New Findings from First-Time Parent Programs

At a recent First-Time Parents webinar, hosted by the Evidence to Action (E2A) Project, Georgetown University Institute for Reproductive Health, and Pathfinder International, several experts shared their insights on results from recent projects targeting this critical and underserved youth population in Nigeria, Niger, and DRC. This page offers the speakers’ full presentations, and also offers the participants’ questions and answers.

Source: Evidence to Action (E2A) Project., USAID

Date of Publication: August 3, 2020

Adapting the Framework: The Swaziland Experience

The Swaziland Ministry of Health was interested in adapting the Strategic Communication Framework for Hormonal Contraceptive Methods and Potential HIV-Related Risks . The outcomes of several meetings on this subject resulted in an agreement that the MOH would:

  • Encourage dual protection rather than distributing information on inconclusive studies – Important to strengthen family planning counseling in this regard; any materials produced should stress the importance of dual protection
  • Remember that it is still important for providers to understand the risks and they should be made aware of the concerns around some hormonal contraception; information should be provided in trainings and guidelines for providers

The team

Made updates to the National Family Planning Guidelines

Made updates to the Family Planning Training Manual for providers

Adapted materials from the South Africa ZAZI campaign on dual protection

Source: Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019