Johns Hopkins University

For Support Of Francophone West Africa Inclusion In The 2020 International SBCC Summit

Overview
This grant to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) will support Francophone participation and knowledge sharing in the 2020 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit to take place in Morocco in late March 2020. The summit is put on by JHU’s Center for Communication Programs and represents the leading global meeting for researchers and practitioners interested in using the study of behavior change to improve reproductive, maternal, and child health efforts. This grant will specifically support efforts to include French-speaking West African participants by including translation of meeting materials, French language interpretation, and scholarships for 10 social and behavior change specialists from Francophone West Africa.
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for support of a new university center on economy and society  
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for support of the History and Political Economy Project  
The History and Political Economy Project (HPEP) brings together a network of historically minded scholars whose research examines the ways that neoliberalism has been developed, implemented, and contested around the world. With the goal of producing historical scholarship that is strategically useful for addressing the challenges of social-political transformation in the present, the project seeks to use the tools of historical inquiry to counter rising inequality, economic dislocation, and political alienation. HPEP supports new research, fosters connections among scholars working in different temporal and geographic contexts, and draws lessons for contemporary efforts to challenge the hegemony of neoliberal ideas and modes of governance.
for support to grow the Performance Monitoring for Action abortion module  
This grant to the Performance Monitoring for Action (PMA) project of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will support a study on abortion in Niger to assess abortion incidence, safety, clinical conditions, and individual and provider dynamics about abortion. The PMA project uses an innovative method to gather frequent data on sexual and reproductive health in eight focus countries that is used to inform national and global policy. This abortion-specific study will be the first of its kind in Niger, a highly restrictive and socially conservative context. This grant is aligned with the International Reproductive Health substrategy objective to reduce unsafe abortion in Francophone West Africa.

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