Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00amOnline
Breakthrough RESEARCH is the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s flagship project for social and behavior change (SBC) research and evaluation. Breakthrough RESEARCH supports countries to improve health and development by equipping governments, implementing partners, service delivery organizations, and donors with the data and evidence they need to integrate proven and cost-effective SBC approaches into their programs. Breakthrough RESEARCH is a consortium led by Population Council in partnership with Avenir Health, ideas42, Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University, Population Reference Bureau, and Tulane University. Climate change, increased urbanization and globalization, deforestation and other global or regional trends may result in new emerging infectious diseases and spread of existing diseases to new areas and populations. To learn the latest about research for SBC programming during the Zika response, join Breakthrough RESEARCH for a webinar discussion that will bring together funders, implementers, and researchers. We will present our experiences and reflections on how research can inform SBC programming early on in a public health emergencies, during an emergency response, and once the response has ended. We end with a reflection with experiences from Zika can be useful for public health emergencies in the future.