Coronavirus (858) SBC for Nutrition Programs During COVID-19

25 July, 2020

WEBINAR

SBC for Nutrition Programs During COVID-19

July 30, 2020

8 AM Washington / 12 PM (GMT) Accra / 1 PM Abuja / 2 PM Lusaka / 3 PM Addis

TO REGISTER:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-and-behavior-change-for-nutrition-pr...

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have an indirect, yet severe and lasting, effect on maternal and child nutrition. Weakened and overwhelmed health systems can mean reduced access to and utilization of nutrition services while added stress on households can create additional challenges to practice recommended nutrition actions in the critical first 1,000 days—from the start of a woman’s pregnancy through her child’s second birthday. More than ever, social and behavior change (SBC) approaches remain essential to achieving good nutrition. This webinar will review important considerations and share experiences and resources to support country programs in adapting nutrition SBC programming in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19. Presenters will also discuss how to handle nutrition-related myths and misconceptions that have surfaced during the pandemic.

The webinar will be in English, with simultaneous interpretation into French.

Moderator:

- Lynn Van Lith, Technical Director, Breakthrough ACTION (Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs)

Featured Speakers:

- Laura Itzkowitz, Nutrition SBC Advisor, USAID

- Jennifer Yourkavitch, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director, USAID Advancing Nutrition

- Nazgul Abazbekova, Chief of Party, USAID Advancing Nutrition Kyrgyz Republic

- Kelsey Torres, Program Officer, USAID Advancing Nutrition

TO REGISTER:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-and-behavior-change-for-nutrition-pr...

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CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION ON SPRINGBOARD

August 6, 2020

9:00–11:00 a.m. Washington / 1:00–3:00 p.m. (GMT) Accra

During this discussion, the moderators will further engage in a discussion around important considerations and messages to support country programs in adapting nutrition SBC programming in response to the challenges presented by COVID-19. The discussion and moderation will be in written format. We encourage you to ask your questions and share your experiences in writing on the discussion thread:

https://springboardforsbc.org/forum/t/763412

Moderators:

- Nazgul Abazbekova, Chief of Party, USAID Advancing Nutrition Kyrgyz Republic

- David Schardt, Nutritionist, Center for Science in the Public Interest

- Laura Itzkowitz, Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Advisor, USAID

- Kenneth Mulondo, Nutrition Social and Behavior Change Advisor, USAID Integrated Community Agriculture and Nutrition Project

- Kelsey Torres, Technical Project Officer, USAID Advancing Nutrition

- Lynn Van Lith, Technical Director, Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs

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HIFA profile: Marcela Aguilar is Director of Communications at Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Washington DC. www.breakthroughactionandresearch.org marcela.aguilar AT jhu.edu