Rapid Socio Cultural Assessments:
Understanding Community Perception of Malnutrition and
barriers to SAM treatment
Maureen...
What is
a RSCA?
People
Places
Perceptions
RSCA :
an example from Nigeria
People
Places
Perceptions
Actions
Radio
Talk show
Jingles
Audio drama
10
« What are the causes of
malnutrition?
The MoH is opening a new health service at the health centre...»
Drama
12
« What are the
signs? »
13
« What is
malnutrition?»
« What is CMAM? »
• Posters for health facilities
• Training Handouts for Cvs
• Flyers for care takers and key stakeholders
• Information in...
Group discussions & awareness by leaders
Training package
Visual tools &Trainer Guide
To make information easier to learn
Participatory
Methods
Sorting
&
Matching exercises
Role play
Mapping
Questions
Demonstration
Game
Debate
…
What
next ?
• RSCA draft guidelines
• Integrating WASH & FSL
• Adaptable toolkit
Thank you - questions?
Models for Strengthening the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition_Maureen Gallagher_5.6.14
Models for Strengthening the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition_Maureen Gallagher_5.6.14
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  • THANK YOU for the opportunity to present
  • An RSCA is a rapid assessment that is very much qualitative information collection. I will speak today more on the content than on the methodology and sampling challenges which I can share as needed during the discussion or afterwards
  • I’ll walk us thorugh on what it is while sharing the results from the Nigeria experience
    Here we are going to 2 LGAs in Yobe State.
    I speak hausa having been a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger for over 2 years. When arrivin in Nigeria I though I knew more than average until we conducted the RSCA
  • Who are the key stakeholders?
    Who influences choice and decisionmaking?
    How are organized ? Here may identify that there are different hiarchies, political , traditional , religious
    As well as we may find that certain communities have many groups and existing social solidatrity mechanisms
    At the stage we also asses WHO are you, in terms of ethnic gtroups, languages, inter/intra household dynamics
    So essentially WHO, HOW ARE THEY ORGANIZED, and WHAT are exisitng dynamics?
    STRUCTURES
    ETHNIC Groups – Hausa Fulani Kanouri
    Women’s leaders, petty traders, regiligious leaders, TBAs
  • THREE DIMENSIONS
    Where do people speak? MARKETS/MOSQUE/HEALTH CENTER/HAIRDRESSER’s House
    What are the formal and informal channels of communication? PHONE/RADIO
    When do they happen? (FARMS may be seasonal, weddings as well, religious ceremony days while WELLS are on a regualr basis, like hairdressers and other key stakeholders)
    There was a difference between men & womens places of communication, gathering exchange
    MARKETS – RADIO
  • How is what we are assessing about seen? In the case, I’ll share about severe acute undernutrition….
    Please close your eyes , as I would like to share some of the perception from Yobe State on
    Causes
    Treatment
    AWRENESS as a KEY BARRIER to ACCESS
  • Community as a whole to be mobilizaed and aware of key messages
  • Materials were dveloped in that context
    Developed for northern nigeria & with tool in 3 lanuage (Hausa, Kanouri, Fofoldi)
  • Games, handouts, training guide
  • To train illiterate community volunteers
  • Models for Strengthening the Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition_Maureen Gallagher_5.6.14

    1. 1. Rapid Socio Cultural Assessments: Understanding Community Perception of Malnutrition and barriers to SAM treatment Maureen Gallagher, Senior Nutrition Advisor CORE Group meeting, May 5th , 2014
    2. 2. What is a RSCA?
    3. 3. People Places Perceptions
    4. 4. RSCA : an example from Nigeria
    5. 5. People
    6. 6. Places
    7. 7. Perceptions
    8. 8. Actions
    9. 9. Radio Talk show Jingles Audio drama
    10. 10. 10 « What are the causes of malnutrition? The MoH is opening a new health service at the health centre...»
    11. 11. Drama
    12. 12. 12 « What are the signs? »
    13. 13. 13 « What is malnutrition?»
    14. 14. « What is CMAM? »
    15. 15. • Posters for health facilities • Training Handouts for Cvs • Flyers for care takers and key stakeholders • Information in local languages Didactic material
    16. 16. Group discussions & awareness by leaders
    17. 17. Training package Visual tools &Trainer Guide
    18. 18. To make information easier to learn
    19. 19. Participatory Methods
    20. 20. Sorting & Matching exercises
    21. 21. Role play Mapping Questions Demonstration Game Debate …
    22. 22. What next ? • RSCA draft guidelines • Integrating WASH & FSL • Adaptable toolkit
    23. 23. Thank you - questions?

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