Introducing the 1st ASBC Conference

The ASBC Conference is starting soon in Nairobi, Kenya!

From February 19-22, social behavior change experts from across the African continent will gather to discuss and examine the role behavior change plays in achieving health impact at national and regional levels at the 1st Africa Social & Behavior Change (ASBC) Conference, hosted by Population Services Kenya, a PSI network member.

Experts from PS Kenya, PSI and its network members will share how we design our programs with our user at the center and contribute to a healthy market where she can access the products and services she needs, when and where she wants them.

Be sure to keep up with everything ASBC on Twitter and Facebook @AfricaSBC, as well as @PSIImpact.

See below for a full list of PSI’s participation at the ASBC Conference.


Tuesday, February 19

The Role of Social and Intersection between Culture and SBC in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) In Africa
Salma Mazrui-Watt, PS Kenya
8:00-10:30am
Jambo Hall
Plenary

The Intersection between Culture and SBC in Africa: Myth or Reality?
Young People and Culture at the Heart of SBC: Taking a Look at the Budding, Complicated and Relevant Youth Demographic. What do you think you know?
Christopher Meraiyebu, PSI Somaliland: Influencing behavior change for increased AYSRH service uptake among Ugandan youth using Human Centered Design.
Dr. Hilda Essendi, PS Kenya: How Can We Best Reach Adolescents with HIV Self-Testing Services? Perspectives from Kenya.
11:00am-12:30pm
Jambo 1
Oral Session

Breaking the Silos, Working Across Sectors
SBC for Policy Change & Multi-Sectoral Approach; The Ripple Effect- Policy Changes that can Cause Waves
Nancy Njoki, PS Kenya: Assessing Outcomes of “Hi5” or Shika Tano: A Community Resilience Social Change Campaign in Kwale, Kilifi And Kitui Counties, Kenya.
11:00am-12:30pm
Mt. Elgon D
Oral Session

The Significance of Mobile Electronic Referral System (MERS) on Access to Modern Contraception in the Private Sector.
Ramathan Nsubuga, PSI Uganda
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

Traditional Words Promoting Social Behavior Change and Maternal Child Health in Kachieng’.
Beatrice Atieno, PS Kenya
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

The Role of Community Health Volunteers in Advancing Contraceptive Uptake in PS Kenya’s Social Franchise Private Clinics.
Joseph Njoroge, PS Kenya
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

Taking Stock of SBC- Demonstrating SBC Impact
Evidence-Based Programming; Can you see it? Can you touch it? Is it real?
Wycliffe Waweru, PSI
2:00pm-3:30pm
Jambo 1
Oral Session

The Intersection Between Culture and SBC in Africa: Myth or Reality? Culture at the heart of SBC: Recognizing Religion and Culture at the Root of Our People
Resources: Exploring the potentials of the key influencers of a Somali woman for increased impact of behavior change interventions
Highlighting the Behavior Change impact of Health Education through Home Visits in the Somali Context.
Christopher Meraiyebu, PSI Somaliland
2:00-3:30pm
Mt. Elgon D
Oral Session

Wednesday, February 20

Social and Behavior Change as a Catalyst for Achieving Universal Health Coverage
Susan Mukasa, PSI
8:00-10:30am
Jambo Hall
Plenary

SBC Intervention within the Somali Context
Come engage with Nature SAHANs current interventions and learn their experiences and recommendations. Learn how they are improving SBC interventions.
PSI Somaliland
9:00am-1:00pm
Bogoria
Side event

Taking Stock of SBC- Demonstrating SBC Impact
Social Determinants of Social & Behavior Change (SBC): If you can’t show it, then it probably didn’t happen
Zipporah Muitheri, PS Kenya: The role of behavior change interventions in improving maternal outcomes.
11:00am-12:30pm
Jambo 1
Oral session

Role of SBC Towards Achieving Universal Health Coverage
Catalyzing Universal Health Coverage through Innovative SBC Approaches: Going the Extra Mile
Susan Kimani, PS Kenya: HIV Self Testing Roll-Out through the Private Sector in Kenya.
11:00am-12:30pm
Mt. Elgon D
Oral session

Synchronized Communication Using Interpersonal and Mobile Phone Technology for Health Behavioral Change.
Nasir Hassan, PSI Somaliland
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

Addressing Barriers to Modern Family Planning Services in Adolescents and Young Adults.
Elkana Rotich, PS Kenya
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

How Effective is Social Media in Reaching Young People with Information on Sexual and Reproductive Health? A Focus on the PS Kenya “Kitu Ni Kukachora” Program.
Joseph Mutweleli, USAID Health Communication & Marketing
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

Skill Building Session: PSI/PS Kenya Keystone Event
Topic: Designing programs using innovative approaches; opportunities to design and deliver with the user
2:00-4:00pm
Bogoria
Side event

Salt and Pepper: Cross-Cutting Themes
Wanjiru Mathenge, PS Kenya: Enabling her freedom to choose, a user-centered qualitative approach to understanding contraceptive uptake in Kenya.
2:00-4:00pm
Mt. Elgon D
Oral Session

Thursday, February 21

Not Going It Alone, a Multi-Sectoral Approach
Dr. Anne Musava & Kate Ochieng, PS Kenya
9:00-10:30am
Jambo Hall
Plenary

Breaking the Silos, Working Across Sectors
SBC for Policy Change & Multi-Sectoral Approach; The Ripple Effect- Policy Changes That Can Cause Waves
Farai Chieza, PSI East Africa
Jambo 1
11:00am-12:30pm
Oral session

Leveraging technology in transforming SBC in Africa
Technology for Now and Tomorrow, Are You With It?
Wycliffe Waweru, PSI East Africa
Jambo 2
11:00am-12:30pm
Oral session

Utilizing Mobile Technology to Improve Overall Customer Experience in Tunza Clinics, Nairobi, Kenya.
Lilian Silingi, PSI
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

Make the Cut Zambia
Clara Wakutaipa, SFH Zambia
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

Cracking Or Disrupting? Using Human Centered Design (HCD) Approach to Unlock the Power of SBCC for Adoption of Improved Sanitation, Ethiopia.
Ephraim Mebrate, PSI Ethiopia
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

Moving Kenyan Populations to Clean Cooking through Behavior Change Communication.
Dennis Ojuok, PS Kenya
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

Women: the Devils And Advocates to Contraceptive Uptake.
Rhoda Otipa, PS Kenya
12:30-2:00pm
Poster

Sustainability; How Do We Entrench Social and Behavior Change Practice?
Joyce Wanderi, PS Kenya
2:00-4:00pm
Jambo Hall
Plenary

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