A 37% reduction in malaria cases and 60% reduction in mortality due to malaria in the past 15 years have saved an estimated 6.2 million lives and increased the life expectancy among those in the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region by almost ten years. The global community has called for even greater progress among […]
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About Mike Toso, HC3 Program Officer
Mike Toso is a Malaria Program Officer for HC3. He is a public health professional with more than 7 years experience in international development, 5 of which were devoted to health project design and implementation in the field. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs and its HC3 project, Mike worked in Senegal as the President's Malaria Initiative liaison for the Stomping Out Malaria in Africa Peace Corps initiative. Prior to working in Senegal, Mike completed a masters in Community Health Education with Western Illinois University and the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs Peace Corps Fellows program. While completing his masters, he completed a year-long internship with Southern Illinois Healthcare implementing a methamphetamine prevention grant for adolescents in Zeigler, Illinois. Mike served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger before grad school, his experiences there appear in the Peace Corps anthology, One Hand Does Not Catch A Buffalo’s final chapter, Sustainable Peace.
Entries by Mike Toso, HC3 Program Officer
The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative has synthesized existing program reports and peer-reviewed literature to determine what community and service provider factors facilitate or deter IPTp uptake.
In a participatory process that lasted five days, central and district level health promotion officers, national malaria control program personnel, national and international partners took part in a workshop that focused on prioritizing behaviors and then using available data and experience to determine root causes of these behaviors and the most likely means with which to influence each.
Malaria is one of the leading causes of sickness and death in Liberia. The most effective means of preventing it is sleeping under a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net (LLIN). LLINs act as a physical barrier between humans and the mosquitoes that spread malaria. Additionally, the insecticide also kills mosquitoes and, when an entire community uses them […]
Registration is now open for the Roll Back Malaria Communication Community of Practice (RBM CCoP) 3rd Annual Meeting in Dakar, Senegal, September 13 -15, 2016. The RBM CCoP was formed to standardize evidence-based SBCC approaches to malaria prevention and control. It is a community of practice within the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, a network of over […]
In recent months, officials in Brazil announced that a number of babies had been born with microcephaly. This week, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared there is sufficient evidence to link microcephaly with Zika, a virus born by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This news is causing a stir in the Americas, […]
Despite the fact that malaria is a preventable and treatable disease, it still claims the lives of over 300,000 Nigerians every year. In an effort to make Nigeria “malaria free,” the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) has been hard at work to ensure that all residents have access to an effective means of protecting themselves and their […]
In August 2014, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) posted the blog, Documenting SBCC’s Important Role in Malaria Case Management, which described a gap in the documentation of impact evaluations for social and behavior change communication (SBCC) activities to improve malaria case management. Two potential contributing factors were discussed: failure to use standard SBCC malaria indicators in project design […]
This April 25th, government agencies, non-profit organizations and concerned individuals from around the world will observe World Malaria Day. Join the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) on Thursday for a webinar on the use of household surveys in developing SBCC programs for malaria. WEBINAR: Using Household Surveys to Inform Malaria SBCC Thursday, April 23 at […]
The recent Strengthening Measurement and Evaluation for Malaria SBCC webinar featured three presentations and two new M&E tools, as well as a number of improved and appropriate research approaches and tools. Propensity score matching (PSM) and ideation were mentioned, but not described in-depth, so more information has been included below. What is propensity score matching (PSM)? It’s […]
As a part of HC3’s mandate to build the capacity of national malaria control programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa, we have assisted a number of malaria programs with the development of their malaria communication strategies. These documents, usually timed to coincide with the production of a country’s malaria strategic plan, lay out a systematic way of […]
- Social and behavior change considerations for areas transitioning from high and moderate to low, very low and zero malaria transmissionJanuary 18, 2018 - 10:11 am
- Smart Client and Smart Couple: Digital Health Tools to Empower Women and Couples for Family PlanningOctober 19, 2017 - 4:15 pm
- Celebrating the Seeds of Change in GuatemalaSeptember 26, 2017 - 3:19 pm
- HC3 Nigeria’s Chizoba Onyechi Named as 120 Under 40 Family Planning ChampionSeptember 12, 2017 - 12:54 pm
- HC3 Côte d’Ivoire and Partners Celebrate their SuccessesSeptember 5, 2017 - 12:09 pm
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