Entries by Kim Martin | HC3 Communications Director

First HIV Global Expert Consultation: Reviewing the Evidence

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) hosted an HIV Expert Consultation in Baltimore, MD, from July 30 – August 1, 2013, where a wide range of topics were discussed. The consultation convened 17 international experts representing multiple sectors, geographic regions and perspectives to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue on the impact of health communication on combination […]

NetWorks Makes the Case for SBCC in Malaria Control; Launches New SBCC Course

The NetWorks project has published a commentary in this month’s Malaria Journal that argues for continued use of social and behavior change communication (SBCC) in malaria treatment and prevention programming. While much progress has been made against malaria in the last decade, lead author Hannah Koenker says SBCC can be used to reach populations who remain at risk as […]

Targeting VMMC Services to Adolescents Could Mean Greater Impact Overall

Adolescent voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) is showing great promise in fighting HIV, according to the results of three country programs highlighted at an HC3-sponsored panel Sunday evening at the 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). Tanzania is now prioritizing adolescents in its VMMC program in part due to new modeling data […]

HC3 is Off to ICASA 2013

HC3 is headed to the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) to continue its advocacy for the inclusion of social and behavior change communication in HIV interventions. HC3 will participate in a panel called “Who is ‘The Other’? Prevention Programmes for Specific Groups,” and will discuss its recent experience examining the evidence […]

mHealth at the International Conference on Family Planning

mHealth enthusiasts are, well, enthusiastic—as demonstrated by the big turnout for K4Health‘s 7 a.m. mHealth session on day three of the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa. Thanks to everyone who came and for the rich dialogue that ensued. Some emergent themes included: The term “mHealth” can be problematic. For some the word “mobile”  means it […]

Join HC3 in Addis

The following are a list of HC3 activities planned for the International Conference on Family Planning in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Nov. 12 – 15, 2013. If you are attending please stop by our booth in Tent 3 for more information about the project.   November 12 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Albert Camus Room Capital […]

Upcoming Webinars: What Works for Urban Youth

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) will hold an online forum Nov. 6 at 8:30 a.m. (EST) to discuss using social behavior change communication (SBCC) to affect positive change in sexual and reproductive health among urban youth around the globe. This online discussion will contribute to the development of an electronic toolkit that will distill […]

When Is an Insecticide-Treated Net No Longer Useful?

Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) have a limited lifespan. They get holes, tears and the insecticide loses its effectiveness over time. A LLIN’s lifespan can vary between 18 months and seven years, but the WHO defines the average lifespan as three years. A new study published Sept. 22 in the Malaria Journal takes a look at what end-users think about […]

Ethiopia PMI Workshop Looks at SBCC’s Role in Controlling Malaria

This week (Sept. 16 – 20, 2013) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is working with USAID’s Ethiopian mission and the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) to host the first global social and behavior change communication (SBCC) workshop related to malaria. PMI supports SBCC and community mobilization activities in all 19 […]