Social behavioral change communication (SBCC) interventions

February 21, 2019
An increasingly diverse body of students is entering university in South Africa. HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are pressing health issues for this vulnerable population and the university campus offers an opportunity to intervene with health promotion activities. This study describes knowledge and risk perception of TB and HIV among high school leavers entering tertiary education.
February 15, 2019

Men’s involvement in the health of their partners and children can play an important role in improving health outcomes. Many interventions in reproductive, maternal, and child health adopt strategies that seek to increase men’s positive, equitable, and supportive involvement.

January 30, 2019

Young women who have sexual relationships with older men often are dealing with inequitable power dynamics, little capacity to negotiate safe sex or to refuse sex, and—therefore —a greater risk of acquiring HIV.

January 29, 2019

BACKGROUND: In preventing the transfer of HIV to their children, the Ministry of Health in Mozambique recommends all couples

January 15, 2019

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.

January 8, 2019

Multiple partners, migration, and living in an HIV ‘hotspot’ have been identified as key drivers of unsuppressed viral load among young women living with HIV in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

December 5, 2018
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.
November 23, 2018

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.

November 15, 2018
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.
November 14, 2018
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.