Programs Ongoing Programs Uncategorised Behavior Change Communication Evidence Summary

Behavior Change Communication Evidence Summary

Title of the project: Effectiveness of behavior change communication (BCC) interventions in delivering health messages for improving maternal and child health (MCH) indicators in a limited literacy setting: An evidence summary of systematic reviews

Research questions

We propose to answer the following research questions through this evidence summary;

  • What are the different types and mediums of BCC interventions aimed at improving Antinatal care(ANC)coverage and uptake of ANC services in low literacy settings, in particular South Asian settings?
  • Which are the most effective BCC interventions to improve ANC coverage and uptake of ANC services?
  • What is the effectiveness of theory based BCC as compared to non-theory based BCC? 

 Organizations involved:

  1. Public Health Evidence South Asia, Manipal University, Manipal
  2. Prayas Health Group, Pune

 Type of research: Evidence Summary (review of systematic reviews)

Research Investigators:

Principle Investigator: Dr.Sreekumaran Nair (Director, Public Health Evidence South Asia, Manipal University)

Co-Investigator: Dr. Shrinivas Darak (Senior Researcher, Prayas Health Group, Pune)

Funding: The South Asia Research Hub (SARH) under SARH Systematic Review Program for South Asia

Duration of the Project: 7 months

Start date: 01/10/2015


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