Entries by Marla Shaivitz | Digital Communications Manager, HC3

Using Entertainment-Education to Reduce Chronic Malnutrition in Guatemala

The communication campaign for the reduction of chronic malnutrition Juntos Prosperamos. Nos atrevemos. Avanzamos. (Together we prosper. We dare. We move forward.) was launched on February 26, in the Central Park of the Municipality of Nebaj, Quiche, Guatemala with the first broadcast of the radio program La Chispa del Cambio (The Spark of Change).

HC3 Leads Zika Communication and Community Stakeholder Engagement Strategy Development in Guatemala

A two-day stakeholder workshop – co-led by HC3’s Zika team and UNICEF, in collaboration with USAID – was held January 18-19 in Guatemala to help develop a national communication strategy related to the Zika virus. Guatemala’s Ministry of Health Vice Minister Adrian Chavez delivered the workshop’s opening remarks on January 18. In attendance were UNICEF […]

Key Populations Conference in Cameroon Highlights Cutting-Edge Research

The 3rd Annual Key Populations conference recently was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon. Presentations and break-out groups focused on cutting-edge research and effective programming around key populations across West and Central Africa, and acted as both network building and information sharing opportunities. HC3 worked on the team to design and coordinate the conference.

Why Is HIV Still so Widely Misunderstood?

Post by Ida Jooste, Global Health Advisor at Internews and Callie Long, Media Development Practitioner* South Africa is now implementing “test and treat” – where every HIV positive person is placed on anti-retroviral treatment (ART), regardless of their CD4 count. The policy follows the announcement of new guidelines for HIV management by the World Health Organization […]

Another ‘Gold Star’ Awarded to Health Center in Guinea for Quality of Services

Post by Guillaume Mukenge HC3 Senior Program Officer/SBCC Technical Advisor In Dixinn, a neighborhood in Conakry, Guinea, the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) held an event on September 1 to award the local health center with a “gold star” for its quality services. This is just one of many health centers in post-Ebola Guinea to receive […]