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  • Blog
  • 8th Feb 2024

Homicides and mental health: understanding systemic patterns

Getting and understanding the right data to help prevent homicides in the future

  • Report
  • 6th Feb 2024

How can we promote a reasoned use of screens by children?

We tested a digital family mediation tool, offering information and support to parents and guiding them to create their own personalised strategy for better managing screen time at home.

Also available in: Français

  • Report
  • 6th Feb 2024

Comment promouvoir un usage raisonné des écrans chez les enfants ?

Nous avons testé un outil numérique de médiation familiale, permettant d’offrir de l’information et du soutien aux parents et de les guider dans la création d’une stratégie personnalisée pour mieux gérer les écrans à la maison

Also available in: English

  • Blog
  • 5th Feb 2024

UK joins the war on disposable vapes 

How can we make sure that efforts to regulate vaping and e cigarettes don't inadvertently create more problems than they solve?

  • Report
  • 31st Dec 2023

Promouvoir l'adoption de mesures de protection pendant les vagues de chaleur

Les changements climatiques actuels entraînent, entre autres, une multiplication croissante des vagues de chaleur. En anticipation de ces périodes caniculaires, Santé Publique France (SPF) a souhaité mettre en place une campagne de communication sur les comportements à adopter en périodes de fortes chaleurs, complémentaire au dispositif d’urgence canicule. 

Also available in: English

  • Report
  • 31st Dec 2023

Promoting the adoption of protective measures during heatwaves

Climate change has led to, among other things, increasingly frequent heat waves. In anticipation of these heatwave episodes, Santé Publique France (SPF) wanted to implement a communication campaign on behaviours to adopt during periods of intense heat, complementary to their emergency plan.

Also available in: Français

  • Report
  • 21st Dec 2023

Improving hygiene behaviours within Rohingya settlements in Cox’s Bazar

Bangladesh is the site of the world’s largest settlement for forcibly displaced Rohingya nationals. Since August 2017, hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families have fled genocidal violence in Myanmar. Now, over 1,000,000 people have lived in temporary settlement camps spanning 5,800 acres. BRAC - the world’s largest NGO - is…

  • Blog
  • 21st Dec 2023

Improving handwashing in Rohingya settlements in Cox’s Bazar

With the generous support of Reckitt Global Hygiene Institute (RGHI), BIT collaborated with the BRAC Social Innovation Lab (SIL) to encourage usage of HWSs among the Rohingya nationals in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh through developing BI-informed communication interventions that addressed behavioural barriers faced by the community. 

  • Working paper
  • 20th Dec 2023

Working Paper No. 004 / Effectiveness of SMS reminders to increase demand for HPV immunisation: a randomised controlled trial in Georgia

In Georgia, a country with low rates of uptake of the HPV vaccine, we conducted a country-wide RCT that included over 55,000 girls aged 10-12, representing the entire population of eligible unvaccinated girls of this age in the country.

  • Working paper
  • 19th Dec 2023

BIT Working Paper No. 003 / A randomised controlled trial to measure the impact of supportive text messages on attendance and engagement with treatment among lmproving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) patients

In 2019/20 1.7 million people were referred into the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service in England. Of these, one in three did not complete a course of treatment (defined as attending two or more treatment appointments). One reason for dropout is long wait times with limited communication.