You are cordially invited to join PMI, Breakthrough ACTION, and Impact Malaria for a webinar on a new resource outlining a systematic method for understanding and addressing provider malaria behavior. Additional details are below.
Improving Provider Behaviors Related to Malaria: A Blueprint
June 24, 2020
9 AM Washington / 1 PM (GMT) Accra / 2 PM Abuja / 3 PM Lusaka / 4 PM Addis
Making strides in malaria control requires a strong focus on provider behavior. The Global Malaria Technical Strategy 2016â€“2030 calls for universal coverage of core interventions and improved surveillance. As key influencers in the patient-provider interaction, providers serve as gatekeepers for IPTp, malaria testing, and treatment. Providers also influence the quality of health management information systems data.
What drives provider behavior and how might we improve it? Are there any innovative and promising approaches (beyond training and supervision)? During this webinar, we will present a new resource outlining a systematic method for understanding and addressing provider malaria behavior. Evidence about the drivers of provider behavior and what works to improve it will also be shared. Best practices for designing provider behavior change activities and how they can be practically applied within the malaria service delivery context will be discussed and illustrated with examples from the field. Applying these practices may help countries approach provider behavior more strategically and improve and innovate on their work.
- Jessica Butts, U.S. President's Malaria Initiative, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Angela Acosta, Breakthrough ACTION, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
- Mary Warsh, PMI Impact Malaria, Population Services International
- Keith Esch, PMI Impact Malaria, Population Services International
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