Entries by Mike Toso, HC3 Program Officer

Social and behavior change considerations for areas transitioning from high and moderate to low, very low and zero malaria transmission

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 […]

Zimbabwe Fosters a Sense of Vigilance around Newly Acquired Malaria-Prevention Behaviors

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.

New HC3 Study Sheds Light on Ways to Increase Insecticide-treated Net Use in Liberia

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 Open for Roll Back Malaria Communication Community of Practice 3rd Annual Meeting

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 […]

SBCC Activities Strengthen Impact of Mass Bed Net Distribution in Zamfara, Nigeria

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 […]

Documenting SBCC’s Important Role in Malaria Case Management: Part II

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 […]

World Malaria Day 2015: Register for Upcoming Malaria SBCC Webinar

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 […]

Improved and Appropriate Research Approaches and Tools for Malaria SBCC

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 […]