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In its evaluation study, Breakthrough ACTION found that exposure to the many layers of the campaign led to shifts in mindsets about sleeping under a mosquito net as a social norm, as well as changes in malaria-prevention behaviors.
Teen pregnancy is a huge issue in Zambia. Breakthrough ACTION is working to help adolescents access modern contraception and to improve their trust in health care providers.
CCP and Zambian health officials successfully engaged traditional leaders and worked with local radio stations to promote malaria-prevention behaviors, including indoor spraying for mosquitoes.
Elizabeth Serlemitsos reflects on a visit the late congressman made to a CCP project in Zambia more than 20 years ago on World AIDS Day.
But the high rate of HIV infections, despite gold-standard care in the trial, is a call to action for improved HIV prevention and contraceptive choice for women that addresses social and structural factors influencing behavior.
Four in 10 young children in Zambia are stunted, or too short for their age, primarily the result of malnutrition. CCP developed a portable growth monitoring chart for caregivers to monitor their children and take action, if necessary.
A clinical trial is exploring a potential link between certain contraceptives and HIV acquisition. Careful dissemination of the findings is vital to keeping women safe and family planning momentum going, says CCP’s Susan Krenn.
Global Health: Science and Practice is published by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs’ Knowledge for Health project, which is supported by USAID.
Without clean water and proper sanitation, many Zambian fishermen and their families are at serious risk for cholera. A joint research study supported by CCP aims to find better ways to protect them.
In the five months since the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs was awarded the five-year, $300-million Breakthrough ACTION project by the U.S. Agency for International Development, seven countries have already signed on to the social and behavioral change project. Along with those seven countries
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