Creating Better Health Outcomes for All: JSI at Africa Social and Behavior Change Summit

June 28th, 2024 | event


Social and behavior change (SBC) is essential to thriving health systems, which is why JSI integrates SBC into everything we do. This year, JSI is a sponsor of the Africa Social and Behavior Change (SBC) virtual summit. From July 2 to 4, we will join fellow experts, practitioners, policymakers, and thought leaders to discuss and learn how people-centered and locally led change efforts can create better health outcomes for all.

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Learn more about our SBC work. 

Where to find us:

Tuesday, July 2

Youth Event: 4:10–4:20 PM EAT
Setting the Scene: The Evolving Field of SBC from the Perspective of Youth

Speaker: Belindar Kwamboka, HCD Exchange

JSI Panel: 6:00–7:00 PM EAT
Transforming Change Pathways with Technology
Moderator: Muthoni Wachira, HCD Exchange
Presenters: Nancy Njoki, Girl Effect; Tariku Nigatu, JSI; Mokshada Jain, Surgo Health

Wednesday, July 3

JSI-hosted Kenya Watch Party & Networking Summit: 2:00–4:00 PM EAT (watch party) 4:00–7:00 PM EAT (networking)
Uniting experts, practitioners, policymakers, and thought leaders from across Africa and the world in a digital space, the watch party will offer an interactive experience for participants.

Concurrent breakaway sessions: 4:45 PM–5:45 PM EAT

Oral Presentation | Breakout Room 4; Theme B
Engaging Communities in Humanitarian Emergencies through Local and Innovative Solutions to Increase Equitable COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage in Haiti
Presenter: Minouse Pierre Merelus

Oral Presentation
Innovative Community Partnerships to Strengthen Access to Vaccination and Support for the Local Health System in the DRC
Presenter: Christophe Akoko Alimasi

Oral Presentation
Harnessing Community Narratives for Behavior Change: A Case Study in Isiolo County’s Fight against Malnutrition
Presenter: Brian Mdawida

Oral Presentation | Breakout Room 9; Theme D
Expanding access to PrEP services for young people through a person-centered digital health service, in Central and Copperbelt Provinces of Zambia
Presenter: Rayson Monze Muleya

Thursday, July 4

Video: 4:00–4:05 PM EAT
What We’ve Been Up To
JSI’s recent SBC work across Africa

Panel: 6:20–7:20 PM EAT
What’s the Next Big Thing for SBC?
Moderator: Brian Mdawida
Speaker: James Lomotey

Concurrent breakaway sessions: 5:20 PM–6:20 PM EAT

Oral Presentation | Breakout Room 2; Theme A
Putting People First: Local Solutions to SBC Challenges
Presenter: Enam Aidam

Oral Presentation | Breakout Room 2; Theme A
Level up Your SBC Skills for Impact: Suite of SBC Quality Tools
Presenter: Brian Mdawida

Oral Presentation | Breakout Room 7; Theme B
Empowering Youth Voices: A Catalyst for Community Engagement in Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Presenter: Mostafa Mamdouh

Virtual Poster Hall – Ongoing

Poster Presentation
Engaging Community Leaders to Boost COVID-19 Vaccination in Ghana
Presenter: Richard Adupong

Poster Presentation
Harnessing Storytelling for Uptake in HIV Prevention, Testing, and Treatment in Ghana
Presenter: Richard Adupong

Poster Presentation
Locally Centered SBC Innovation: Leveraging HCD to Enhance SBC Programming in Zimbabwe
Presenter: Riley Auer

Poster Presentation
Intensified SBC Campaign to Increase Access and Uptake of HIV Services among Adolescents and Young People through the Private Sector in Copperbelt Province, Zambia
Presenter: Justina Phiri Mthoniswa

Poster Presentation
Working with caregivers, communities and health system actors to identify barriers and explore local solutions to reach zero-dose and under-vaccinated children in Mozambique
Presenter: Neide Guesela

Related Projects:

Digital Health & Data Use
USAID Digital Health Activity

Family Planning & Reproductive Health
USAID Strengthening Egypt’s Family Planning Program (SEFPP)

Health System Strengthening
Ghana Strengthening the Care Continuum

PMI Uganda Malaria Reduction Activity
USAID Zambia Accessible Markets for Health (ZAM-Health)

MOMENTUM Routine Immunization Transformation and Equity

MNCH & Nutrition
Feed the Future Nawiri Activity
USAID Advancing Nutrition

Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
Ghana EnWASH


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