To increase access to and use of priority health products and services, SHOPS Plus implemented social and behavior change communications campaigns, community distribution and social marketing of health commodities, as well as mobile outreach for family planning services. The project is helping address barriers to demand of long lasting insecticide-treated nets and other family planning, maternal and child health, and WASH products. SHOPS Plus Madagascar is also conducting social and behavior change communications around plague and measles prevention and treatment.
SHOPS Plus distributed key health commodities through community and commercial channels targeting people living in urban, rural, and underserved areas. The project’s social and behavior change communications campaigns focused on supporting the mass distribution of the nets and the delivery of contraceptives as well as the social marketing of health products through radio and TV spots, posters, and community mobilization.