Malaria SBC Evidence Discussion: Prescriber and Patient Interventions

1 August, 2019

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to Breakthrough ACTION’s third guided discussion webinar on malaria social and behavior change (SBC) evidence: August 6, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. (EDT).

Description: How can research findings inform and improve SBC programs? What questions can SBC practitioners keep in mind to help sift through research, interpret publications, and apply lessons learned? Join Breakthrough ACTION for the third in a series of online guided discussions following a journal club format about malaria SBC evidence.

Featured presenter: Dr. Clare Chandler, Co-director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Antimicrobial Resistance Centre

About the featured article: In the article “Prescriber and patient-oriented behavioural interventions to improve use of malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Tanzania: facility-based cluster randomised trial,” the impact of a health worker training and health worker patient-oriented training were compared with the standard government training on rapid diagnostic tests. This facility-based cluster randomized trial demonstrated that a combination of prescriber and patient behavioral interventions can reduce prescription of antimalarials to patients without malaria to near zero. Small group training with SMS messaging was associated with a significant and sustained improvement in prescriber adherence to rapid diagnostic test results.

Preparing for the discussion:

1. Download and read the article

2. Download and use the Discussion Guide, which has questions to consider as you read and to help you follow along during the webinar discussion

I hope you will join us. Register today:

Best regards,

Marcela Aguilar

Communications Director

Breakthrough ACTION

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. marcela.aguilar AT