This brief provides rigorous evidence-based insights to social and behavior change (SBC) program implementers and researchers seeking to improve health-related knowledge, attitudes, norms, and behaviors of married female adolescents.
Human-centered design (HCD) is increasingly being applied in global health programs, but its application varies widely across projects, and its documentation is limited.
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.
The Health Center by Phone, or Chipatala cha pa Foni (CCPF), was developed by Malawi’s Ministry of Health and Village Reach as a community-based hotline in the Balaka district of Malawi.
This factsheet shares results from a targeted study to better understand which social and behavior change programming approaches are most effective for encouraging out-of-school youth ages 15 to 19 to adopt priority reproductive health and family planning behaviors.
Breakthrough RESEARCH, through analysis led by Avenir Health, has developed two briefs exploring the factors related to adolescent childbearing and youth contraceptive use in USAID priority countries to show how SBC investments can be tailored to focus on the unique circumstances of different young people.
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.
The authors conducted a literature review on articles about intersectionality and chose articles based on the proportion of the article that was devoted to intersectionality, the strength of the intersectionality analysis, and its relevance to low and middle income countries.
The aim of this primer is to provide a clear-language guide to intersectionality; exploring its key elements and characteristics, how it is distinct from other approaches to equity, and how it can be applied in research, policy, practice and teaching.
This paper suggests a framework that governments and stakeholders can use in their countries to take action to enable and accelerate national progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals while leaving no person in their society behind.