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Conference 4/16-20: 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit


Monday, April 16, 2018 – Friday, April 20, 2018

Abt Associates staff presented research at the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit.The event brought together professionals working on development and health issues to share insights and better understand and respond to the needs of the people. This year's summit theme and focus is on "shifting norms, changing behaviors, and amplifying voices" of those who have most at stake in the success of development efforts.

Abt staff presented the following:
ORAL PRESENTATIONS

Session: Participatory Research and Community Engagement
Wednesday, April 18, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Moderator: Lindsay Hughes, Abt Associates

Session:Influencing Contraceptive Uptake Among Youth
Thursday, April 19, 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. | Kintamani 3
Innovative Family Planning Communication Towards Youth and Adolescents in Jordan
Authors: Hana Banat, Houda Khayame, Fatima Khalifeh, Tahani Shahrouri, Lana Khoury
Presenter: Hana Banat


Session: Getting Communities Involved in Malaria Prevention
Friday, April 20, 8:30 - 9:45 a.m. | Uluwatu 5
PMI AIRS Project: Community Engagement and Behavior Change to Enhance Malaria Control in Northern Region, Ghana
Authors: Helen Amegbletor, Bryan Fei, Ernest Fletcher, Yemane Yihdego
Presenter: Helen Amegbletor

POSTER PRESENTATIONS:

Tuesday, April 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. 
Shifting Family Planning Positioning from Health to Development in Jordan: Impact on Family Size Social Norms and Attitudes Towards Family Planning
Authors: Hana Banat, Houda Khayame, Malak Al Oury
Presenter: Hana Banat


Tuesday, April 17, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 3:45 - 4:30 p.m. 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Zika Domestic Readiness Initiative
Authors: Selena Ramkeesoon, Devona Overton
Presenter: Lindsay Hughes


Wednesday, April 18 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Advancing Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria: Using Advocacy and Media Capacity Strengthening to Improve Health Financing
Authors: Somto Mbelu, Leah Taub, Elaine Baruwa, Ekpenyong Ekanem, Gafar Alawode
Presenter: 
Leah Taub

Wednesday, April 18 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.
Household Community Outreach Program: 15 Years of Success
Authors: Mays Halassa, Hana Banat, Houda Khayame, Malak Al Ouri
Presenter: Mays Halassa

Stop by Abt's booth #28.

When
: April 16-20, 2018

Where: Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Indonesia

For more information, visit the conference website.