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Francophone Africa Summit for Social and Behavior Change

February 22, 2019

Staff members from across JSI will share results from their programs at the 2019 Francophone Summit for Social and Behavior Change. The summit, which takes place February 25-27 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, will address barriers in reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition in Francophone Africa. 

If you are attending, check out the latest information from JSI, including:

Model households: Multiplying Agents of Change in Remote Communities of Madagascar
Presented by Jocelyn Rakotonirina, USAID Community Capacity for Health Program
This poster presentation will share lessons from using a “model household approach,” which empowers the community to take responsibility for improving its own health status and ensures that behavior changes are sustainable. 

Community Monitoring of Individual Children’s Vaccinations
Presented by Kate Bagshaw, Maternal and Child Survival Program
This oral presentation will cover six country experiences, from 2011 until the present, in which community members monitor every young child’s vaccinations, promote vaccination, and refer caregivers to vaccinate using the My Village Is My Home tool

Mobilizing Resources for a Madagascar Free of Poliomyelitis
Presented by Jaures Churchill Rabemanantena, Gavi Strengthening Routine Immunization project in Madagascar
This oral presentation, part of the Top Chefs: The Recipe for Successful Community Engagement panel, will describe how to mobilize local resources for immunization activities. 

Improvement of Vaccination Coverage in Urban Areas Through Strengthening the Availability and Use of the Vaccination Card
Presented by Dr. Andre Tonda, Rotavirus Accelerated Vaccine Introduction Network and Improving Immunization Service Delivery in Urban Poor Settings in DRC
This oral and poster presentation, part of the Top Chefs: The Recipe for Successful Community Engagement panel, will share lessons to improve availability and use of immunization cards in two districts in Kinshasa between May 2017 and January 2018. 

Seeing is Believing: Innovation with Community-led Videos for Behavior Change    
Presented by Andrew Cunningham, USAID's Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Activity (MSNA)
This presentation, part of the Exploration SBC Use Patterns to Improve Community Nutrition panel, will discuss the former SPRING program’s community video work to improve behavior related to maternal, infant, and young child nutrition, hygiene, male involvement, and nutrition-sensitive agriculture practices in Niger, Burkina Faso, Guinea, and Senegal.