While social and behavior change (SBC) investments are considered critical to improving health-seeking behaviors, gaps in information on the costs and impacts of SBC interventions have resulted in an incomplete picture of the value of SBC interventions, their contributions to social and health outcomes, and potential cost savings from implementing SBC programming. To address these gaps, the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) tasked Breakthrough RESEARCH with creating a business case for SBC in malaria. This document summarizes the findings from this activity, including a synthesis of SBC effectiveness and cost literature and cost-effectiveness modeling applications for Tanzania and Côte d’Ivoire.
"The business case for social and behavior change for malaria with applications for Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania," Breakthrough RESEARCH Technical Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.