Breakthrough RESEARCH Webinar: Pregnancy and childbirth—Insights for improving malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health outcomes in northwestern Nigeria through social and behavior change programming

18 July, 2020

Dear fellow HIFA members,

I thought this webinar might be of interest to this group especially those based/work in Nigeria. This will be an ongoing series for the next couple of months with a different topic every two weeks (see below for more information).

PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH—Insights for improving malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health outcomes in northwestern Nigeria through social and behavior change programming

23 July 2020, 4-5 p.m. WAT

REGISTER: https://popcouncil.webex.com/popcouncil/onstage/g.php?MTID=e319b35752e4b...

In this webinar, Breakthrough RESEARCH will share findings from its work in northwestern Nigeria related to pregnancy and childbirth. We will present new ideational metrics collected and discuss how these metrics are associated with behaviors for women who are currently pregnant or have had a child in the preceding two years.

Breakthrough RESEARCH is USAID’s flagship project for social and behavior change (SBC) research and evaluation, led by the Population Council. In Nigeria, Breakthrough RESEARCH is evaluating the effectiveness of Breakthrough ACTION’s integrated versus malaria-only SBC programming on priority malaria, family planning, and maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition (MNCH+N) outcomes.

A behavioral sentinel surveillance (BSS) baseline survey was conducted in September 2019, with a midline and endline survey planned. The BSS measures changes in key behaviors and ideations (e.g., norms, beliefs, self-efficacy) across malaria, family planning, and MNCH+N to inform Breakthrough ACTION’s program adaption and scale-up over the course of the project.

Please note: To facilitate a more streamlined presentation of key results and longer discussion: a recorded presentation describes the BSS objectives, sample and research methods. These will not be covered in detail in the webinar. Please view this 19 minute video prior to the webinar for background. https://youtu.be/PtCSLQfNzPI

Upcoming webinars will be focused on other specific health areas, including vaccination, malaria, family planning, and care for childhood illnesses, among others. These webinars will highlight results from analyses of the relationships between ideations and behavioral outcomes, and link the evidence to implications for Breakthrough ACTION programming in Nigeria.

Presenters:

Dele Abegunde, Breakthrough RESEARCH Nigeria, Population Council

Shittu Abdu-Aguye, Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria, Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Project

Paul Hutchinson, Breakthrough RESEARCH, Tulane University

Emily White Johansson, Breakthrough RESEARCH Nigeria, Tulane University

Cheers,

Sherry

Sherry Hutchinson

Communications Manager

Breakthrough RESEARCH

HIFA profile: Sherry Hutchinson is Communications Manager at Population Council, USA. shutchinson AT popcouncil.org