The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on malaria control and elimination efforts. Modeling predictions suggested the annual malaria death toll in sub-Saharan Africa could double because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nigeria imposed a country-wide lockdown at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs suspended important social and behavior change (SBC) interventions for malaria prevention and treatment, like household visits, compound meetings, and community dialogues.
The Challenge Initiative (TCI) Nigeria commenced its technical support to the government of Nigeria in late 2016. It uses an innovative, demand-driven approach that encourages cities to assume an active role in the design and implementation of high impact interventions (HIIs).
Empowerment of female adolescents, at the individual level, is thought to be an important factor associated with norms and health, but the Female Empowerment Index has not previously been used to explore empowerment in relation to specific health outcomes or behaviors.
This brief provides rigorous evidence-based insights to policy makers, implementers, and researchers of social and behavior change programs on maternal and child nutrition during the 1,000-day period between a woman’s pregnancy and her child’s second birthday.
These infographics draw on data and a programmatic research brief from the first phase of a Breakthrough RESEARCH behavioral sentinel surveillance (BSS) survey that has been completed in northwestern Nigeria.
Misinformation on COVID-19 in rural Nigeria was widespread. Rumors included that only those in cities, Egyptians, the rich, or people over 40 could get sick. In addition, rumours spread that alcohol consumption could prevent COVID-19 (based on the use of alcohol hand sanitizer), or that eating raw garlic could prevent it.
This review offers insight into the opinions and myths surrounding the real causes of cholera diseases.
These materials were developed to create awareness on modes of transmission, symptoms and how to access care.