Entries by Kim Martin | HC3 Communications Director

Three New Case Studies Show SBCC Capacity Strengthening in Action in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Nigeria

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) has published a series of case studies describing its social and behavior change communication (SBCC) capacity strengthening efforts in Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Each case study illustrates a different aspect of SBCC capacity strengthening at varying levels as outlined in HC3’s Capacity Strengthening Ecosystem™. The Bangladesh case study looks at how HC3’s BKMI project focused […]

Making Smart the New Norm for Married Couples in Nepal

After more than a year, Nepal’s “Smart Couple” family planning campaign is showing some promising results in reaching young couples and referring them to services. The campaign uses a multi-channel approach, with high-quality content, such as its television and radio spots airing across Nepal. The campaign approach is to reposition family planning as the smart, healthy choice, […]

VMMC Offers Health Benefits for Men in Addition to HIV Protection

Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is a relatively low cost way to prevent HIV infections, but it also offers men other health benefits. An article in South Africa’s Mail and Guardian this week tells the story of 23-year-old Thabo Khoza* and his experience in a Johannesburg health clinic that provides VMMC. Khoza went to the […]

Bangladesh Releases First National Comprehensive SBCC Strategy for Health, Nutrition and Population

Bangladesh’s first national comprehensive social and behavior change communication (SBCC) strategy for its Health, Nutrition and Population (HPN) sector was officially released Aug. 30 at an event  in Dhaka. The event was organized with technical assistance from Bangladesh Knowledge Management Initiative (BKMI).  BKMI is jointly implemented by USAID’s global Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) – based at the […]

HC3 Report Evaluates SBCC Response to Zika in Four Latin American Countries

In a new report on Zika in four Central American countries – Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic and Guatemala – the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) offers recommendations for improving the social and behavior change communication (SBCC) response to the virus. HC3 visited the four countries in March and April 2016 to quickly take the pulse of the Zika situation and […]

HC3’s HIV Activities in Ethiopia Transferred to the Government of Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s AIDS Resource Center and other HIV activities supported by the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) are now under the purview of the Government of Ethiopia after the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially transferred them during a ceremony Thursday, June 30. The transition ceremony included representatives from USAID, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and […]

HC3 Helps Liberian Ministry of Health Launch Healthy Life Brand Nationwide

The Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) launched its Healthy Life brand nationwide on June 10 to serve as an overarching symbol and unifying identity for Liberia’s revitalized health system. Designed to inspire trust in the system, the new brand identity will be seen on all MOH health promotion activities and programs. Healthy Life is not […]

HC3’s Malaria Project in Nigeria Uses Community Volunteers to Drive Demand

  The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is working in Nigeria with the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative to increase demand for malaria prevention and treatment. As part of this work, HC3 engaged community volunteers in rural Nigeria to help drive people to health services when they or their children have fever that may be associated […]