Entries by Marla Shaivitz | Digital Communications Manager, HC3

Femina Hip Uses HealthCOMpass to Develop Social Media Strategy to Reach Youth Throughout Tanzania

by Catherine Tusajigwe and Lynn O’Rourke Femina Hip is a multimedia platform and a civil society initiative working with youth, communities and strategic partners across Tanzania. Since 1999, our aim has been to promote healthy lifestyles, sexual health, HIV and AIDS prevention, and gender equality. With our new Strategic Plan 2013-17 our agenda also includes […]

Experts Convene on the Topic of Blended Learning for Social and Behavior Change Communication

On June 17, the HC3 project convened an expert panel on blended learning to provide insight, advice, approaches, and suggestions on how to use blended learning to build the capacity of Social and Behavior Change Communication professionals. Experts offered remarks from the Blended Learning for SBCC literature review, professional expertise, and personal experience. Order of […]

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative Cote d’Ivoire launches HIV testing campaign ahead of World Cup

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) Cote d’Ivoire has launched two new TV spots ahead of the World Cup as part of its Prevention Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) program. With financial support from PEPFAR and USAID, HC3 Cote d’Ivoire has developed and is currently airing two TV spots through national TV stations to encourage men to get […]

AfriComNet Integrates Virtual Elements into Practicum on Monitoring and Evaluation in Accra

Representatives from countries throughout Africa are convening this week in Accra, Ghana, for an interactive three-day practicum focused on health communication monitoring and evaluation. The practicum brings together communication program implementers, researchers, donors and other stakeholders from the private and public sector to share experiences, methodologies, tools and understanding of social and behavior change communication […]

Implementation Kits

Demand Generation I-Kit for Underutilized, Life Saving Commodities The Demand Generation Implementation Kit, the “I-Kit”, is a step-by-step guide to developing communication strategies to increase demand for nine priority commodities, and provides cross-cutting tools, guidance and adaptable commodity-specific content. By using the I-Kit, country teams can fast-track implementation of demand generation interventions in order to […]

Innovation Webinars

HC3’s Innovation Webinar series is designed to spotlight a broad range of health communication innovations while providing a meaningful mix of theory and practical examples. Strengthening developing country capacity to implement state-of-the-art social and behavior change programs is at the heart of HC3’s mission, and the webinar series, in combination with several other core approaches, […]

#TBT: Lea Salonga and Menudo, the Ricky Martin Years

#TBT = Throwback Thursday: The opportunity to share information via social media that is a ‘throwback’ to an earlier time. Dateline: The Philippines, 1987. Seventy-five percent of the population was under 25, and teen pregnancy and sexual responsibility were issues of concern. Following the success of the Tatiana and Johnny videos in Mexico and Latin America, […]

#TBT: Tatiana and Johnny – The Beginning of Social Messaging in Music Videos

#TBT = Throwback Thursday: The opportunity to share information via social media that is a ‘throwback’ to an earlier time.  The 80s were the advent, and perhaps the golden age of the music video. When MTV launched in 1981, the world changed. This includes the world of public health. By the mid-1980s, it became apparent […]