On a sunny afternoon in the Siraha District of Nepal, a group of young men gathered on the edge of their community to play a card game as they kept an eye on their children playing nearby. The scene was nothing unusual until the group’s leader started to lead the men in a discussion about menstruation, ovulation, and cervical secretions. They were playing the Menstrual Cycle Game. Though the game was new to them, it has been played countless times in countries around the world.
Tékponon Jikuagou means “doing everything possible to prevent infant mortality” in the local language of Adja in Benin.
This webinar covered case examples and guidance for key steps, challenges, and solutions for costing of social norm interventions.
Directly involving youth in program evaluation has become increasingly popular in international development programs that focus on youth, especially those that use a Positive Youth Development framework. Engaging youth in all aspects of program evaluation not only builds their skills and assets youth but also creates an opportunity for youth to give input and take ownership of the program.
Social Network Analysis can be represented through social network maps like those below. In these maps, each node represents a single person while links between them show relationships between individuals. Social network maps provide both a visual and a quantitative snapshot of human relationships, as they illustrate how people are connected and share information with each other. See if you can answer the questions below about what these social network maps can tell us about the communities...
Assessing Competency and Acceptability of Community Health Worker Provision of Standard Days Method in Family Planning Services in Gisagara District, Rwanda
This study assesses the competency and acceptability of community-based provision of Standard Days Method (SDM) to first-time users in Rwanda. The national strategy equips community health workers (CHWs) to resupply pills, injectables and condoms to existing clients. With the aim of expanding access, SDM provision to first-time users was added to the method mix in Gisagara district and assessed with a 12 month prospective, mixed methods study. Thirty percent of SDM clients had never used a...
The Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) and Population Media Center (PMC) collaborated under the USAID-funded FACT Project to create Impano n’Impamba, an entertaining serial radio drama that dispelled myths about fertility and family planning in Rwanda. After the drama concluded, a community-level household survey was conducted with a nationally representative sample of women and men of reproductive age to assess differences in sexual and reproductive health knowledge, attitudes, and...
WASHINGTON (April 23, 2018) — Researchers from Georgetown University’s Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) published a new paper detailing the process of recruiting participants for year-long prospective study to measure the efficacy of an app for avoiding unintended pregnancy.
Where to find us: IRH at the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit
The IRH team is preparing to travel to Bali, Indonesia for the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit and we want to ensure our colleagues and partners know where to find us.
GREAT’s Approach to Improving Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reducing Gender-Based Violence