Malaria SBC Evidence Discussion Webinar: Impact of Behavior Change Communication in Nigeria

11 March, 2020

Dear colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to Breakthrough ACTION’s fourth guided discussion webinar on malaria social and behavior change evidence:

March 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EDT. I hope you will join us!


How can research findings inform and improve social and behavior change (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 fourth in a series of online guided discussions following a journal club format about malaria SBC evidence on March 25, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (EDT). More information about the article and how you can prepare for and participate in the online discussion is found below.


Dr. Albert Kilian, co-founder of Tropical Health, former Technical Director and now retired Senior Expert


“The impact of behaviour change communication on the use of insecticide treated nets: a secondary analysis of ten post-campaign surveys from Nigeria,” measures the effects of SBC interventions using a treatment model. Secondary analysis of data from 10 standardized household surveys that followed insecticide-treated mosquito net distributions is used to explore the relationship between different channels of communication, message recall, and subsequent attitudes and behaviors.

This discussion will begin with a brief description of the methods used to measure and correlate exposure to SBC, message recall, attitudes, intentions, and net hanging and use behaviors. Participants will then be invited to discuss the results and implications.


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


Best regards,

Marcela Aguilar, MHS

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