During the Ebola outbreak in Liberia in 2015, the international community quickly created a series of wide-scale social behavior change communication campaigns, a typical approach in humanitarian aid. The result was that local populations were bombarded with massive but poorly-coordinated blasts of messaging on billboards, in print, on radio and TV, through health outreach workers and community organizations, via SMS and call-in hotlines.
"This document describes an approach for conducting a national situational analysis of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as a basis for improving quality of care.
Using agent-based models, the authors considered the effects of misinformation on a norovirus outbreak, and some methods for countering the possible impacts of “good” and “bad” health advice. The work explicitly models spread of physical disease and information (both online and offline) as two separate but interacting processes.
This review offers insight into the opinions and myths surrounding the real causes of cholera diseases.
Ce document a été produit en Avril 2021 pour la coordination des activités des partenaires qui appuie la plateforme One Health dans le cadre de la communication de risque.
Breakthrough RESEARCH, with funding support from USAID/Philippines, has been working with De La Salle University’s Social Development Research Center (DLSU-SDRC) in Manila to gather evidence to determine the most effective ways to encourage out-of-school youth (OSY) aged 15 to 19 to adopt positive family planning and reproductive health behaviors.
Costing is the process of data collection and analysis for estimating the cost of a health intervention. High-quality cost data on social and behavior change (SBC) are critical not only for developing budgets, planning, and assessing program proposals, but can also feed into advocacy, program prioritization, and agenda setting.
The “Business Case for Social and Behavior Change (SBC) in Family Planning” synthesizes the SBC cost literature and SBC effectiveness literature in family planning to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of SBC and the pathways through which effectiveness is achieved.