Case Studies

We’ve conducted numerous studies with third-party partners to understand the impact of Speaking Books in educating low-literacy communities on health, development, and early childhood education. Results from these studies indicate that Speaking Books are extremely useful in helping disseminate information in an easy to understand and relevant manner. Furthermore, users agree that Speaking Books validate information that is communicated by health workers and is seen as a reputable source of knowledge. The sound aspect of the book is regarded as most useful and especially helpful in group settings. Each book is passed around in the community and information is spread amongst the users. Speaking Books are seen as an innovative, entertaining, and highly informative source of education around critical topics. Read the case studies below to learn more.

The Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics 2014

The Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics 2014

Multi-media Educational Tool Increases Knowledge of Clinical Trials in Uganda
UNICEF 2013

UNICEF 2013

Rapid Qualitative Assessment of Maternal and Newborn Health Care (MNHC) Speaking Book in Two Districts in the Amhara Region, Ethiopia
SADAG 2012

SADAG 2012

“Growing Your Health – The Wellness Tree” Focus Group Discussion
SADAG 2012

SADAG 2012

Assessing Impact of SADAG/Rotary Club Teen Suicide Prevention Workshop
Consultancy Africa Intelligence 2010

Consultancy Africa Intelligence 2010

A Novel Intervention for HIV & AIDS; Books of Hope Give Voice to New HIV & AIDS Prevention Initiatives.
Uppsala Universitet Center for Research Ethics 2010

Uppsala Universitet Center for Research Ethics 2010

Multi-Media Educational Tool (Speaking Book) Increases Knowledge of Clinical Trials Among HIV-Positive Patients in Kampala, Uganda.
Journal of Medical Ethics 2010

Journal of Medical Ethics 2010

A Pilot Study Evaluating an Intervention Designed to Raise Awareness of Clinical Trials Among Potential Participants in the Developing World.
SADAG 2007

SADAG 2007

Evalution of “Suicide Shouldn’t be a Secret” Speaking Book Program by SADAG.
SADAG 2007

SADAG 2007

Full Evaluation of SADAG’s “Suicide Shouldn’t be a Secret”
SADAG 2007

SADAG 2007

Effective Intervention for Depression in People Living with HIV and AIDS in Rural South Africa Through Community Home-Based Care Workers: Assessing the Impact of “Speaking Books”.
SADAG 2007

SADAG 2007

“Living with HIV and AIDS Doesn’t Mean Living with Depression” Speaking Book Program: Assessing the Impact of the Speaking Books.
SADAG 2006

SADAG 2006

Exploratory Reflections in Pioneering a Speaking Book: Making Mental Health Matter in rural South African AIDS Care