SBCC in the Sahel: A Landscape Assessment of Nutrition and Hygiene Social and Behavior Change Communication in Niger and Burkina Faso
In 2013, the USAID Global Health Bureau asked SPRING to collaborate with and provide nutrition and WASH-related social and behavior change communication (SBCC) support to the Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel–Enhanced Resilience (REGIS-ER) project. Specifically, this collaboration was meant to ensure that maternal and infant and young children nutrition (MIYCN) and hygiene were effectively addressed in the development and implementation of the project’s SBCC strategy. The first step in this process was the execution of a landscape assessment of the SBCC programming, materials and methods in Niger and Burkina Faso. This series of documents and video show issues, opportunities and gaps emerging from the landscape assessment that are common to both countries, and specifically point to the need to create an overarching, multisectoral SBCC strategy that integrates and prioritizes MIYCN and hygiene behaviors, where these are promoted within a broader nutrition-sensitive context.
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