Online Training Series on Evidence-Based Malaria Social & Behavior Change Communication

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Online Training

Strengthen your capacity and knowledge on using evidence and data to create strong SBCC programs for malaria.

Introductory video Watch an overview of the training series. Training content for each module is described below.
Is this series for you? This training series is intended for a wide audience, but primarily for those who work on malaria control and prevention programs. Both fundamental and advanced concepts are presented, along with many examples from recent malaria programs.
Course certificate You will receive a certificate for each module. The training courses are given using slides together with audio. Once you begin a course, lecture slides and audio transcripts are also available to download in PDF format.

Begin the training

Use the links below to progress through the five training modules. You can select any module at any time.
To begin the training series, you must first create your account so that your progress can be tracked and a certificate issued at the end of each module. Be sure to give your name as you want it to appear on your certificate.
Click on ‘Register with the System to create your account. Please make a note of your login username and password so that you can login at any time.

Module 1: Theory

Understand the importance of having a program theory that describes how and why members of an intended audience will change in response to your program. (64 min) Lecture by Douglas Storey, Director for Communication Science & Research

Module 2: Formative Research

Learn about quantitative and qualitative methods to collect data and conduct formative research, including important guidelines for conducting focus group discussions. (40 min) Lecture by Michelle R. Kaufman, Research and Evaluation Officer

Module 3: Pretesting

Learn about the benefits of pre-testing for SBCC programs and guidelines for conducting pre-testing. (28 min) Lecture by Rupali J. Limaye, Senior Program Officer II

Module 4: Monitoring

Understand standard process indicators and approaches used for monitoring malaria SBCC activities. (30 min) Lecture by Hannah Koenker, Senior Malaria Program Officer

Module 5: Evaluation

Understand standard approaches used for evaluating SBCC interventions and learn current state-of-the-art approaches for determining the causal attribution of SBCC programs. (54 min) Lecture by Marc Boulay, Deputy Director of Research and Evaluation
Biographies of Trainers
Course trainers are leaders in the field of SBCC and work at the Center for Communication Programs of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Full biographies are below (PDF file)