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Former Director Debora B. Freitas Lopez

Debora B. Freitas López is the former social and behavior change (SBC) point person for Chemonics and a former director in the company’s Global Health Division.


Blog Posts by Debora B. Freitas Lopez

Gender Mainstreaming and Integration: 3 Themes for Ensuring Impact in Social and Cultural Norms

The importance of gender mainstreaming and integration The disparities between men and women have resulted in women often bearing the burden of development needs, and as a result, gaining fewer benefits from development interventions. Yet, we know that improving access to health and education for girls will contribute to better child, maternal, and family health…

Multidimensional Approaches Are Needed to Achieve Global Health Goals

Last year, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 targets were presented as part of an integrated and indivisible framework that builds on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), including completing what the MDGs did not achieve. The SDGs were created to continue the focus on key development priorities – such as poverty eradication,…

Social and Behavior Change Communications — More than Just Mass Media

Social and behavior change communication (SBCC) is a mystery for many outside of the discipline. For one, it is different than behavior change communication (BCC). BCC solely focuses on promoting individual behavior change. On the other hand, SBCC also considers the social contexts, systems, and structures that lead to an enabling environment for social change…