social and behavior change communication (SBCC)

Impact of HIV testing and treatment services on risky sexual behaviour in the uMgungundlovu District, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: A cross-sectional study

INTRODUCTION: The South African public health system plays an important role in the delivery of HIV testing and treatment services. The health system is also an important conduit for targeted behaviour change communication with the expectation that clients who undergo counselling from health personnel, adopt safer sexual practices. Literature remains mixed on the impact these HIV services have on risky sexual behaviour.

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The 1st Africa Social & Behaviour Change Conference - Disruptive SBC strategies for the future of Africa

Venue
Nairobi, Kenya

The Africa Social & Behaviour Change (ASBC) Conference, the first of its kind, seeks to establish a platform that brings together practitioners and stakeholders to showcase theory, effective mechanisms, methodologies, and learnings within the African context. One outcome of the ASBC conference will be a road map of solutions and a shared value proposition to promote a thriving African society.

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Sources of social support and sexual behaviour advice for young adults in rural South Africa

Author
Harling G, Gumede D, Shahmanesh M, Pillay D, Bärnighausen TW, Tanser F
While young people in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are at greatest risk of HIV acquisition, uptake of HIV prevention interventions among them has been limited. Interventions delivered through social connections have changed behaviour in many settings, but not to date in SSA. There is little systematic evidence on whom young SSA adults turn to for advice. We therefore conducted an exploratory cross-sectional study from whom young rural South Africans received support and sexual behaviour-specific advice.
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PrEP Communications Accelerator

The PrEP Communications Accelerator is a free interactive, digital resource that supports national governments, program implementers, and health practitioners to develop marketing and communications that drive demand for PrEP in sub-Saharan Africa. Both easy-to-use and information-rich, the Accelerator offers tested guidance throughout the lifecycle of a PrEP communications campaign and can be applicable across all PrEP formulations.

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Can mobile communication influence sex worker behaviour change?

Presenting at the recent Southern African Communications for Change conference, the Wits RHI Key Populations project revealed some interesting findings from its study to assess whether sustained use of mobile communication can influence behaviour change in the sex worker population in Hillbrow and Tshwane in Gauteng province.
Author
Erica Penfold, Senior Manager of Learning and Dissemination, Wits RHI

Edutainment activities for treatment adherence

Author
Peter Labouchere
This four-minute video of a participatory demonstration by Bridges of Hope Training of some 'edutainment' activities around treatment adherence was taken during the 2nd International Workshop on HIV Adolescence. Visit the Bridges of Hope Training website for other videos and more about the training program.
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Insight to Impact: Demand Creation Challenge

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The Insight to Impact: Demand Creation Challenge is dedicated to awarding innovative, disruptive, and compelling HIV prevention communications campaigns. 

We’re calling on you to submit your groundbreaking HIV prevention communications campaign.

Campaigns may include short- and long-term communications programs and interventions, interpersonal communications, and mass media communications, including print, digital, and social media materials, developed to promote HIV prevention products, behaviors, or services.

Gender Equality Toolkit

Is the resource available on the Internet?
Yes
Author
IndiKit

IndiKit aims to make monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of relief and development interventions easier and better - by helping humanitarian and development workers to use well-formulated project indicators and to correctly collect and analyse the data required for each indicator.

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Urban Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit (I-Kit)

Is the resource available on the Internet?
Yes
Author
HC3

The Urban Adolescent Social and Behavior Change Communication Implementation Kit (I-Kit) provides a selection of Essential Elements and tools to guide the creation, or strengthening, of sexual and reproductive health (SRH) social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs for urban adolescents aged 10 to 19. The I-Kit is designed to teach these essential SBCC elements and includes worksheets to illustrate each element and facilitate practical application.

The tool is divided into four parts:

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HC3 Innovation Webinar 16: Human-Centered Design

Venue
Webinar

Changing human behavior is challenging. Human-centered design (HCD), an approach to problem solving that prioritizes empathy, counters these challenges by actively engaging end users, providers and other stakeholders throughout the development process. HCD incorporates an understanding of the motivations and incentives that drive human behavior, including cultural and social norms, into designing solutions that are aligned with the end-user and offer lasting impacts.

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