Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) has been used to strengthen malaria efforts by positively influencing use of proven interventions, such as insecticide-treated nets, acceptance of indoor residual-spraying, uptake of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria for pregnant women, and increased prompt care-seeking among those with fever. As the malaria SBCC community moves forward, it is essential that we implement these proven best practices, incorporate SBCC into our national strategies, and collect data that contributes to and builds upon the evidence base.
The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has created a number of tools over the years to strengthen malaria professionals’ capacity in these areas to facilitate the design of more effective communication strategies and SBCC campaigns.
Please join HC3 on August 29, 2017 from 9 to 10 AM EDT for a webinar on three new tools for malaria SBCC research, monitoring and evaluation (RM&E):
- Malaria SBCC Evidence Package: a searchable database, fact sheets and infographics featuring articles demonstrating the positive role of SBCC on malaria outcomes
- M&E I-Kit for Malaria Case Management SBCC: a guidance document for monitoring and evaluating malaria case management SBCC interventions
- Malaria Behavioral Assessment Toolkit: a new qualitative and quantitative research tool to capture SBCC
- Michael Toso, Malaria Program Officer, HC3
- Corinne Fordham, Malaria Program Officer, HC3
- Carol Underwood, Senior Research and Evaluation Officer, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs