Entries by Caitlin Loehr | HC3 Program Officer

Using Mobile Phones to Empower Smart Clients of Family Planning Services

Profile of the Smart Client tool, which uses interactive voice response to deliver a fictional drama, personal stories and examples of “smart client” dialogues over a series of 17 calls, along with supporting short message service reminders to build awareness and skills for active participation before, during and after a family planning counseling visit.

Sierra Leone Radio Program Makes Connection between Peace of Mind and Taking Care of Health

For the past few months in Sierra Leone, this greeting has been broadcast across radios nationwide to introduce the “Get Kol Art” radio show, developed by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) and produced by Talking Drum Studios. Everyone in Sierra Leone understands what it means to “get kol art” (which translates from Krio, the […]

New Sierra Leone Campaign Encourages People to “Choose Health” for Peace of Mind

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) recently launched a national reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) campaign called “Get Kol Art Pik Welbodi” – which translates from Krio to “get peace of mind, choose health” – to inspire Sierra Leone’s communities to prioritize health for a more peaceful life.

Celebrating Improved Facilities and Continued Commitment to Health in Sierra Leone

When community members gathered recently at the Warima Maternal and Child Health Post in Sierra Leone for speeches, singing and dancing to celebrate the completion of their facility makeover, they had much to be happy about. “Since 2003, when the facility was built, this was the first time it has been renovated,” explained Melvina Kanu, the […]

Building Partnerships to Bring Health Improvements to Sierra Leone Communities

Post by Caitlin Loehr, HC3 Program Officer and Emma Vincent, Program Officer II, HC3 Sierra Leone Program , June 22, 2016 In Roruks community in Tonkolili district, the health facility lacks running water and delivery and admission beds, it has a leaking roof and essential drugs and basic vaccines are often out of stock. In the coastal […]

Emerging ICT4D Trends at the SBCC Summit

Information communication technology (ICT) and social and behavior change communication (SBCC) are inextricably linked. When considering ICTs, most people think of devices such as mobile phones and computers, however radio and television are also examples of ICTs and have played a huge role in SBCC programs over time and around the world. As costs drop […]