We are excited to share updates on the ‘Indlela: Behavioural Insights for Better Health’ project. Indlela is a collaboration between the University of Witwatersrand’s Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) and the University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Incentives and Behavioural Economics (CHIBE). Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Indlela is a first-of-its-kind unit that seeks to build capacity of South African researchers and organizations that deliver health services to design and test behavioural interventions and nudges that can improve the effectiveness of the public sector in achieving better health outcomes. If you are unfamiliar with our work at Indlela, please click here to learn more; or if you missed our first newsletter, please click here.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has altered routines for all of us, in the past quarter we have adapted Indlela to develop new ways to build behavioural economics capacity in programs and research institutions in South Africa. Read on to learn more about our upcoming webinars and workshops, and opportunities to develop and test low-cost behavioural interventions that can increase utilization of HIV services.