This technical report presents information from married couples on health norms, attitudes, and beliefs as part of the Behavioral Sentinel Surveillance (BSS) endline survey undertaken by Breakthrough RESEARCH/Nigeria in Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States between October 1 and November 10, 2022. BSS surveys assess changes in indicators targeted by the integrated social and behavior change (SBC) activities of the USAID-funded Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria’s project. Breakthrough ACTION/Nigeria, which is slated to run from 2019 to 2025, utilizes SBC focused on the health areas of malaria; family planning (FP); and maternal, newborn, and child health plus nutrition (MNCH+N) in Kebbi and Sokoto states, as well as malaria-only SBC activities in Zamfara State. The project uses three primary SBC approaches: advocacy outreach to opinion leaders and community influencers at the state and local government area (LGA) levels, direct engagement of community members through community dialogues, group meetings and household visits, and SBC messaging campaigns through mass media and digital media.
Hutchinson, Paul, Adolor Aisiri, Udochisom Anaba, Elizabeth Omoluabi, Akanni Akinyemi, U. C. Ifunanya Ozoadibe, Dominique Meekers, and Dele Abegunde. 2023. "Behavioral sentinel surveillance survey in Nigeria: Endline technical report for couples," Breakthrough RESEARCH Endline Technical Report. Washington, DC: Population Council.